The Mystery of Blackbeard the Pirate
(Carole Marsh Mysteries, June 1, 2003)
"His head is missing?" Michele asked. "Whose head?" When the answer turns out to be Blackbeard, fiercest pirate of the all. Four kids set off on a real adventure in North Carolina's real pirate haunt port town of Bath. While struggling to recover a special prop and save an outdoor drama, the kids learn about the Golden Age of Piracy up and down the American coast from Maine to Florida. They also learn a lot of history, solve a mystery, meet a legend and much more! They have a lot of Jolly Roger laughs! But do they find the treasure? Hmm, would they tell? Avast! This mystery's a treasure trove of fun! LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Blackbeard's death History of Bath, NC • Bath geography • History of Ned Teach a.k.a. Blackbeard • Amphitheaters • History of the Bonner family and Bonner's Point • History of the Palmer-Marsh House • Information on St. Thomas Church • Lustre • Pontipool • Mary Ormond, Blackbeard's wife • Legend of the Magic Horse Tracks • Sailors• mirrors • Erosion • Bath Creek • Teach's Hole, Ocracoke Island, NC • Plum Point, Bath • Buzzard Inn, • Bath Public Library • St. Thomas Cemetery • Van Der Veer House • Magic Horse Tracks near Washington, NC. Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:Grade Levels: 3-6Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.2Accelerated Reader Points: 4Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 74560Lexile Measure: 780Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: QDevelopmental Assessment Level: 40 Get your FREE Resources!1. Download the Carole Marsh Mysteries Real Kids! Real Places! Correlations to Common Core/State Standards .2. Download the Where Have You Been map .3. Utilize the Real Kids! Real Places! Common Core State Standards Teacher Resource for classroom discussion questions and activities for ELA grades 2-6. This can be used for all 50 mysteries .4. Download additional activities including Fact or Fiction, Fascinating Facts, Book Club Discussions and Book Club Activities . 5. Want a sneak peak? Read the first three chapters .