Monday, May 6, 2024

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “A Pirate Story (read and write fiction)”

by Growing Smart Readers
2nd - 4th Grade

Here is an original 2-page fictional reading passage about a brave pirate named Meredith, who voyages around the world. She visits penguins in Antarctica, but eventually realizes it is time to head home. In the end, the reader discovers she was dreaming about being a pirate.

This resource gives students the opportunity to add more detail and to elaborate on the setting and events of the story. Think of it as your students will be fleshing out a story and giving it their own personal twists!

As they read, your students can infer, and fill in the details with their own words. It has writing lines following some paragraphs to encourage your writers to add more detail. Sentence writing and elaboration makes this reading a little more comprehensive rather than just answering questions. They will have fun reading their story once they have added more details.

The third page is a written response to making a Text to Self connection.

This original story is intended for students in grades 2-3, but good for advanced first graders. This will work for small group, independent work, literacy center, or homework.

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