Sunday, September 1, 2013

Language Arts Mentor Text-Dirty Joe, the Pirate

I love the first Sunday of every means I get to link up with Collaboration Cuties and share a favorite Language Arts Mentor Text. (I apologize now for my probable double post today...Currently will be out later today and I wouldn't want to miss it.)
The book I want to share with you today is one that I normally have my husband read on National Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19.) You see, my husband has a great pirate it makes it so much more exciting. Since he started a "real" job this summer the kids may be stuck with me reading the book to them this year.

 Dirty Joe Pirate

Dirty Joe, the Pirate: A True Story by Bill Harley is a fun loving story about the pirate "Dirty Joe." He sails the seas in search of dirty socks! The kids get the biggest kick out of the story and find it absolutely hysterical when Stinky Annie comes on the scene looking for dirty underpants. The story has a bit of a surprise ending when you learn that Stinky Annie is Dirty Joe's older sister!

I love the language in this book. I use it to talk about word choice, alliteration, tongue twisters, and surprise endings. It is a book that the kids love to hear again and again. They laugh every time they hear it and enjoy "working" with the book because it is so fun.

Do you celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with your class? What are your favorite Pirate books to share with your students?
*Update-After talking with a few of you I am going to hold my first linky party on Sept. 19th. It will be open for the weekend following Talk Like a Pirate Day. It will be a place to show what you did with your classes. I hope you will join me.

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  1. A fresh start-new supplies, new students, new beginnings.

  2. I will be celebrating Talk like a Pirate day this year - thanks for the heads up and the new book suggestion!

  3. I always look forward to the fresh start and getting to know a new group of kids. I'm so glad you shared this book because I know my kiddos will love it!!
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  4. Funny! I have not seen this one before! I bet your kids love it... Thanks so much for sharing! Maybe you could convince your husband to do a You Tube video of him reading... :0)

    Have a great week--
    Sarah @ Hoots n Hollers

  5. I always look forward to seeing the happy faces of the kids. Seeing how much they have grown over the summer is great--that and the hugs. :)

  6. I always look forward to seeing the happy faces of the kids. Seeing how much they have grown over the summer is great--that and the hugs. :)

  7. I cannot wait to meet and get to know my 4th graders. I will be using the reading workshop model this year, rather than an anthology and I am very excited about that as well!

  8. OMG that's hysterical that your hubby has a great pirate voice! That's awesome!! I'm not sure I could pull of a pirate voice through an entire book! I will definitely have to check out this book! I've never heard of National Pirate's Day! How fun!!

    Thanks for linking up!!
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  9. I'll have to look into that book! Looks great! I'm patiently waiting for the September Currently! I already posted today, too, so I may have a double post as well! :)

    I'm really looking forward to seeing how much my students grow! Third grade is big transition for reading and I'm so excited to see it happen!

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  10. Can't believe I missed this contest. Oh, and I am definitely stopping by our media center first thing for Dirty Joe!

  11. Arrgh! This book sounds like one I MUST add to my collection! How great that your husband talks like a pirate! I love it! I didn't even know about Talk Like a Pirate Day-I think we should all do something in our classrooms that day! :O)
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  12. I am looking forward to being in a new school and teaching first grade!

  13. I love pirates and have not heard of this book! I totally gonna look for it now and start celebrating talk like a pirate day!

  14. This looks like such a neat book. I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to link this post to my Six Traits Sunday Linky for ideas. I think the children in my class would love writing pirate related stories.
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  15. I never knew there was a Talk Like a Pirate Day. Thank you for letting me know, and thank you for sharing the perfect book to go with it!

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  16. I never knew there was such a day, either! Wow! I am so excited to see what I can do with that! Thanks for sharing!!