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How to Write a Pirate Story + PDF


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  1. Stage 1. Writing a Pirate Story – Grammar
  2. Stage 2. Writing a Pirate Story – Mind Map
  3. Stage 3. Writing a Pirate Story – Adding Details
  4. Stage 4. Writing a Pirate Story – Story Plan
  5. Stage 5. Writing a Pirate Story – Now Write


Overview of the How to Write a Pirate Story series

The pirate-themed “How to Write a Pirate Story” 5-part lesson series takes an engaging approach to developing essential literacy skills. Students learn grammar, vocabulary and writing techniques through analysing what makes an exciting pirate tale.

Lesson 1 introduces parts of speech, characters, settings and plots. Differentiated extension activities cater to all levels. Writing their own story in the final lesson promotes deep learning through production over reproduction. 

Lesson 2 sees students collaboratively create mind maps to plan their pirate story, building teamwork and critical thinking skills. The step-by-step structure scaffolds the complex writing process. 

In Lesson 3, pairs recap story elements and add details to their mind map. The collaborative strategies cement understanding while fostering interpersonal abilities. 

Lesson 4 teaches paragraph and narrative structure. Working together on their story plan further cultivates communication and organisational aptitudes.

The series culminates in Lesson 5 with students employing descriptive techniques and storytelling devices to pen an imaginative pirate adventure. The entire scaffolded, cooperative process nurtures creativity and key 21st century competencies.

With its blend of swashbuckling excitement and evidence-based strategies, this sequentially structured resource promises enthralled students and improved literary skills.

Some of these skills are developed across these How To Write a Pirate Story lessons. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Peer Assessment
  4. Peer Teaching
  5. Self-Assessment
  6. Metacognition
  7. Self-Regulation
  8. Independent Learning


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How to Write a Pirate Story + PDF