Sunday, 15 June 2014

Shiver Me Timbers! Pirate themed reading fun!

Ahoy there me hearties!  Today I'm linking up with Teaching in a Nutshell for Sell It Saturday to share a fun reading fluency game I whipped up yesterday.  Last week in Guided Reading groups I played a CVC reading game with my kidlets, but it was very clear that some needed more of a challenge.  I put my thinking cap on and came up with 'Shiver Me Timbers!' - a pirate-themed game that I know my kidlets are going to go mad for! :)

The idea is simple - children take turns to choose a card from the top of the pile, searching for pirate's treasure.  If they find some, they read the sentence and keep the card.  If they find a pirate who wants their treasure back instead, they must return one (or all) of their cards to the pile!  There's an optional element, too - pirate ships can be used as 'freebies' to trade when a pirate appears to save that player from returning their cards.  The sentences have been designed to use mostly words from the first three Dolch lists (with a few easily decodable words thrown in) so your little learners will be able to successfully read them.  There's a full list of sentences included in the preview file.

When we played 'Shark!' last week there was a chorus of giggles every time someone called 'shark attack!' so I am looking forward to hearing lots of 'arghhs' when the pirate cards appear in this game. :)

If you'd like to check out 'Shiver Me Timbers' you can find it right here!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the other cute new products in the Sell It Saturday linky. 

I'm off to enjoy the gorgeous winter day we are having - hope you are having a happy weekend whatever you are doing. :)



  1. Very cute! What a great idea! Love it!

  2. Such a fun idea, Lauren! Definitely adding to my cart!

    Miss Galvin Learns

  3. What a great game! I have a few who world love it! Xx

  4. Very cute, Lauren! Thanks for linking up!

    Teaching In A Nutshell


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