Why did Annie "happen" to choose this book?
Why was the Tree House in a Palm tree?
Why did Annie leave her boots on?
Why did Jack take his boots off?
Where did the parrot fly off to?
Why was Jack afraid when he saw the ship's flag?
What was the title of the book?
Where was that place?
Why was it a good place for pirates?
Research a pirate and tell about his "achievements"
You can use these websites: http://www.history.com/news/8-real-life-pirates-who-roved-the-high-seas
Example: Biography of Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison was born on Feb. 11th 1847 He was mostly educated at home by his accomplished schoolteacher mother. He read many books and at the age of 15 after saving a child from a train accident, the father taught him to run the telegraph machine, Edison then worked as a substitute telegrapher for those who were called up to serve in the Civil War.
One of Edison's first inventions was an electronic voting recorder, but the Massachusetts legislature wasn't interested because they didn't want the votes to be counted quickly! The next invention Edison sold netted him $40,000, a lot of money in 1869, it synchronized stock transactions. With this money in his pocket, Edison went to work as an inventor, and the rest is history. Edison held 1000 patents the most famous of them the incandescent light bulb, and the phonograph.
Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - English teacher