This Smarty Activity accompanies the educational storybook iPad app "Smarty Britches: Verbs." This interactive storybook app is available for the iPad at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smarty-britches-verbs/id889619142?mt=8, and provides free curriculum at appswithcurriculum.com.
Common Core Anchor Standard
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
a. Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
b. Provide reasons that support the opinion.
c. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
d. Provide a concluding statement or section.
Travel to the Deep South and discover ROWDY ACTION VERBS! Meet a boy with a magical pair of Smarty Britches and join him as he rounds up the ROWDY ACTION VERBS that are upsetting PaPa’s Peaceful Paradise.
Discover the South as croaking frogs, singing locusts, fireflies, bears, armadillos, skunks, squirrels, raccoons, and more inhabit the tree house and PaPa’s Peaceful Paradise. The subplot introduces Sheriff Cowboy Wyatt riding in on his horse Ms. Sassafras to round up ROWDY ACTION VERBS that are disturbing PaPa’s Peaceful Paradise.
Meet Izel, a Latina girl from Texas, who teaches Spanish and provides fun facts for young readers. Smarty Britches Jackson, the main character in Smarty Britches: Nouns, reappears in this book to point out the NOUNS in Smarty Britches Wyatt’s ROWDY ACTION VERBS story.
Author Cyndie Sebourn, a National Board Certified Teacher, created this series for early learners as a tool to empower educators and parents to teach children language arts with cross-curricular subjects.
Activities within the book include cooking, action verbs in Van Gogh’s art, and math. Free Printables can be found at appswithcurriculum.com, which includes a coloring sheet that focuses on Symbolism and Mood in Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Narrative and Argumentative/Opinion Writing activities, and the analyzing of plot and subplot. If needed, this curriculum aligns with Common Core State Standards.
The book app and activities explore the cultural uniqueness of the South, depicting its beauty and the charm of its southern people.
Activities include student-friendly objectives, Common Core State Standards alignment, upper levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, cross-curricular subjects, cultural differences, and technology. Highlighted and narrated text improves reading fluency, comprehension, and retention so that the educator can spend more time on skills that students need to be successful and ultimately, college and career ready.
Design Features: - Enchanting illustrations, original music, and professional voice over. -Read to me or self-read narration. -Text highlighting synchronized with narration. -Music – on/off.
Video can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMSrzq3B-uU .
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