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Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy there matey!

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!  What started as an inside joke among friends has become an international phenomenon.  Whether you are talking and dressing like pirates for a cause or encouraging others to dress up by offering discounts, like free donuts, everyone is a pirate today! Stay up to date on all pirate activities by sailing over to the group’s Facebook page. Before you head out be sure to freshen up on your pirate jargon. Today is about having fun and celebrating your inner pirate with your fellow swashbuckling buccaneers. You can find events on an interactive Google map by the ‘X’ marking the parrrrty spot.

To celebrate we are featuring two of our pirate-related activities.

Download and print this to complete your own story adventure by clicking the image below.


Travel to Pirate Island in the reading activity below:

Be sure to check out our Activity Center for more fun and educational games!

This interactive activity is embedded in our Second Grade Language Arts (2) Orange course.


K12 Interactive ActivitiesThis course provides a comprehensive and interrelated sequence of lessons for students to continue building their proficiency in literature and comprehension, writing skills, vocabulary, spelling, and handwriting.

  • Literature and Comprehension: A guided reading approach builds comprehension strategies and gradually transitions students to independent reading assignments. Leveled reading selections progressively expose students to new challenges including greater length, more complex content, and new vocabulary. The emphasis is on classic literature from many cultures, poetry, and nonfiction articles. Students also make their own reading choices to help foster a lifelong love of
  • Writing Skills: Students learn about parts of speech, usage, capitalization, and punctuation, then apply this knowledge as they write sentences and paragraphs. Students are introduced to the process of writing, as they pre-write, draft, revise, and proofread their work before they share it with others. Written products include letters, poems, literature reviews, research reports, and presentations.
  • Vocabulary: Students increase their vocabulary through word study, comprehension, and word analysis, then apply their knowledge in a variety of authentic contexts.
  • Spelling: Students continue their exploration of spelling conventions with lessons in sound-symbol relationships and patterns.
  • Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears helps students develop printing skills and, if appropriate, begin cursive handwriting.

If you like this activity you can buy this course directly or find an online school in your state.


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Peter Spain

Peter Spain is a contributing writer for Learning Liftoff and a manager at K12. A graduate from George Mason University, Peter has worked for several years in the education and entertainment industry. He strives to make learning fun for children by contributing to the games and activities section of the site, and keeping an eye out for advancements in edutainment.

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