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:
•W.4 – With guidance support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
•W.5 – With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
•W.6 – With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
•SL.5 – Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable place; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.
•L.1 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
•L.2 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
•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