Pirate's Treasure Lesson: Practicing Basic Skills
Objective: students demonstrate listening, concentration, movement, and imagination.
Students try their best to steal treasure from a pirate. Shoes, erasers, pencils, or other objects become the treasure that the pirate must protect. Concentration is the key to solving the best way to get to the treasure, snatch it, and sneak it back without getting caught. After, students discuss their successes and challenges in capturing the treasure. Besides concentration, listening and teamwork play an important role in this lesson (part of the third grade objectives). This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the Third Grade Curriculum.
To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. For each lesson in the curriculum, we have created a corresponding journal page for your students. A drama journal allows participants to reflect on their learning and artistic growth (metacognition). It also allows you, the teacher, to see how students are using the drama vocabulary, thinking about big ideas, and perceiving their own strengths and weaknesses. If you use the journal for assessment and would like more assessment tools, visit our Third Grade Curriculum.