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"Brush of Truth": Project-Based Learning

"Brush of Truth": Project-Based Learning
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This Smarty Activity accompanies the educational storybook iPad app "Brush of Truth." This interactive storybook app is available for the iPad at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brush-of-truth/id500563146?mt=8, and provides free curriculum at appswithcurriculum.com.

Common Core Anchor Standards:
• Reading:
1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
• Writing:
3 - Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well- chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
7 - Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
• Speaking and Listing:
3 - Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
4 – Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
5 – Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
• Language:
1 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
2 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


You choose how the action unfolds in this interactive book app for kids 8-12. Geared to third- through sixth-graders, Brush of Truth, told in “your” voice, has 65 decision points and 20 possible endings.

At critical points during the story, you’ll be confronted with choices. Choose a path, and the story will go on from there. You’ll face challenges, solve riddles and investigate mysteries. You’ll meet curious characters and explore thrilling new places. Your decisions may lead to a glorious victory or a desperate end.

But have no fear. If you don’t like where your choices lead, start over and choose different actions. It’s all up to you. . .

In Brush of Truth, you and your sister find a crudely-crafted paintbrush on a beach and discover it has magical powers. You soon learn it is the long-lost Brush of Truth, created by a medieval sorcerer to hand off his enchantments to his children. In this book app, you help a sea goddess find the key to the ocean’s dying sea life, explore tunnels under the earth and flee talking vultures. But watch out! Descendants of the evil ruler, Tortura, may be after you.

Features:
- Choices on how the action unfolds
- Ability to go back and find new endings
- 65 interactive decision points
- 20 possible endings
- 125 pages of story
- Engaging tale for tweens 8 to 12, including reluctant readers
- Colorful illustrations
- An ideal fit for classroom technology
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