Riverside fifth-graders practice pirate language skills (VIDEO)

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Riverside Elementary School fifth-graders Jasmine Whatmough, Hayden Underhill and Gavin Vaccarello raise cups of soda in a toast to International Talk like a Pirate Day.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 04:21 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Glenda Nibert's fifth-grade class at Riverside Elementary School celebrated International Talk like a Pirate Day on Thursday with plenty of pirate talk and snacks.

Students divided in small groups to script pirate stories peppered with words like buccaneer or ahoy.

WATCH Riverside Elementary School teacher Glenda Nibert and her students read pirate stories>>

Nibert, a first-year teacher, said the activity helps students cultivate writing and reading skills.

For students, “it was really fun," Mikayla Long, 10, said.

Mikayla’s group wrote about boy pirates competing with girl pirates for ownership of a vessel.

"The girls end up winning the boat and sailing away," she said. "It was real easy to write."

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