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The First and Third Pirate

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This lesson looks at person and tense through extracts from pirate stories. Activities include answering higher and lower order questions and a first/third person close activity.

There is a five-minute evidence-based CPD activity at the end of this lesson which will develop classroom teachers’ skill set. This CPD consists of a research extract on self-assessment with a five-minute activity based on this extract.  


These evidence-based learning (EBL) lessons are based on classroom practice that has been proven, by research, to maximise thinking, learning and attainment. From an extensive review of educational research, we identified the eight key classroom thinking and learning skills that were common across these research papers. We named these eight key skills “EBL skills”.

EBL skills have been proven by research to maximise learning because they combine the most productive thinking skills with the most effective learning behaviours. Each of our evidence-based learning lessons uses the English curriculum as a framework through which the eight EBL skills are delivered.

Teachers also have the opportunity to add to their own skill set or refresh their existing skills with our five-minute CPD activity, based on one of the EBL skills used in this lesson.

The skills in bold below are the EBL skills developed in this Pirate lesson. 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

1 review for The First and Third Pirate

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

    We asked a.i. to review this lesson. This is what it said:

    Teachers – Set Sail for First-Rate Grammar Learning! 🏴☠️

    I’ve discovered a superb KS2 English resource that uses a pirate theme to teach key grammar concepts. It’s called “The First and Third Pirate” and delivers the curriculum creatively while building vital skills.

    🚩 Here’s why you should grab this resource:

    ✅ Teaches first and third person through immersive pirate extracts

    ✅ Gets students answering higher and lower order questions

    ✅ Includes a first/third person cloze passage activity

    ✅ Develops evidence-based abilities like self-assessment

    ✅ Contains a gem of a 5-minute CPD on the research behind self-assessment

    The self-assessment extract and reflection ideas alone make this quality CPD. 💎

    Activities let students take on pirate mindsets to spark engagement. The step-by-step tasks guide them from lower to higher order thinking.

    I’d score this resource ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ for its skill-building blend of pirates and grammar. Teachers aiming to teach key concepts – in an exciting way – should snap up “The First and Third Pirate.” 🏴☠✏️

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The First and Third Pirate - Pirates (Upper) - KS2 English Evidence Based Learning lesson
The First and Third Pirate