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: Writing
•W.2 – Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
•W.4 – With guidance and 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 publishing writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
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