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Try your skills at discovering the sounds letters make when they get together in words! Just punch the pirate flag below and start your adventure!

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Why do birds fly?

Ah, matie... they do it to get away from their enemies. And they fly to get to food more quickly than by running.

PSST: Get an adult to help you print out your pirate stuff.

Parents: Ye'll be needin' the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print these files. If you don't have it already, you can get it here.  Hint: for best results, print your bookmarks on cardstock paper.

Captain & Crew Reading Recommendations:

Kindergarten- Good Dog Carl by Alexandra Day - Great for reading readiness. Carl books are "wordless". Students can "read the pictures". The plots are wonderfully humorous and will delight any child who knows and loves dogs.

  1. Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch (4-8 years)
  2. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (All ages)
  3. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (Young Adult)
  4. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (9-12 years)
  5. Where the Sidewalk Ends: the Poems and Drawing of Shel Silverstein by Shel Silverstein (All ages)
  6. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon (4-8 years)



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Welcome to the Crew of The Good Ship Literacy

Yep, we have rules, Maties.  To be a crew member you must promise to:

  1. Read somthing that makes you LAUGH each day.
  2. Read somthing that makes you THINK each day.
  3. Read for at least 30 minutes a day either alone or to a friend or family member.
  4. Record your reading in your pirate's log.
  5. Share, give, and trade books you have read with others and help refill the Treasure Chest Booty.

How To Talk Like a Pirate

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all my duty to you... - meaning, I give you my respect; I give you my best.

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be that you? - Is that you?

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come you in... - come in; enter.

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alack now - alas; unfortunately.

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amen, so be it - Used after an assertive or forthright statement, as in "them's my views, amen, so be it".

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I'll thank you to... - "I'll thank you to do your home work now".

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see that - as in "Eat your vittle and see that ye get to bed!"

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and welcome - as in "but since ye be a book pirate, sit ye and welcome".

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don't let's- as in "Don't let's have any more o' this talk o' abandonin' ship."

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heed not to - as in "I like not the look o' the sky-- take you to the tiller while I shorten sail and heed not to disturb the Captain."

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come now - as in  "Come now, stand by to come about. This won't do."

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here now - as in "And when ye return, I'll have a pot a broth for ye t' warm ye bones, here now, get goin'. "

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you there - as in "You there! Reeve off a new tackle, and do it quickly."

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aye, that I will - as in "Help ye carry the load, is it? Aye lad, that I will."

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say you - as in "Make me swab the deck, say you? Nay, I'll not says I."

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bones is what ye'll be - as in "Point that flintlock at me, bones is what you'll be."

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I charge you on pain of death - as in "I charge you on pain o' death not to step foot in me quarters."

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If ye enjoy livin' - as in "If ye enjoy livin', ye'll leave this ship."

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brainless - as in "Why he's on the quarter deck, Captain and up to no good, the brainless bugger says I."

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double-dealing - as in "Drop the cards, ye double-dealer, them cards is marked."

  
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