This Smarty Activity accompanies the educational storybook iPad app "Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island." This interactive storybook app is available for the iPad at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/treasure-kai-lost-gold-shark/id418289114?mt=8, and provides free curriculum at appswithcurriculum.com.
Common Core Standards:
Language Arts: Reading Literature, Reading Foundation Skills, Writing, Speaking & Listening, Language
•RL.10 –By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 (4-5) text complexity band independently and proficiently.
•RFS.4 – Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
•W.5 – With guidance and support from peer and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
•SL.4 – Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
•SL.5 – Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.
•L.3 – Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Designed specifically to engage the reluctant reader, this book app is a twist on the choose-your-adventure format and has won multiple awards for innovative storytelling. The reader becomes part of the story because he must randomly choose treasure chests in order to progress the adventure and find gold. Favorite curriculum activites include poetry (writing "clue poems" and researching quicksand). See videos: http://youtu.be/0tZq5qnF5bE and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTX1mc7WLkg