"Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island": Researching Quicksand

"Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island": Researching Quicksand
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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: Informational Text, Writing, Speaking & Listening, Language

•W.2 – Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
•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.
•RIT.2 – Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

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
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