The pirate unit was so much fun. The students looked forward to reading the play, "Treasure Island," and we created story maps to help us understand the characters and what happened in the play. We finished last week, so ask your students to tell you about the story.
posted on: September 28, 2006
Over the last couple of weeks we have been talking about pirates in preparation for reading "Treasure Island." We are reading this story in play form from the Scope magazine. So far we have filled out KWL charts about what we Know, Want to Know, and Learned about Pirates. It's interesting what the students already know! The popularity of the pirate movie this summer and the fictional character Jack Sparrow have helped the students describe and talk about pirates. We have also created a vocabulary list and played vocabulary jeopardy.
We started reading the play this week and will continue into next week, if necessary. At home, you can ask your students about pirates and what they have learned.
posted on: September 12, 2006