This Smarty Activity accompanies the educational storybook iPad app "Treasure Kai and the Seven Cities of Gold." This interactive storybook app is available for the iPad at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/treasure-kai-seven-cities/id565841661?mt=8, and provides free curriculum at appswithcurriculum.com.
Common Core Anchor Standards:
1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
2 – Write informative/explanatory text to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
6 – Use technology, including the internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
7 – Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
•Speaking and Listening:
1 – Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
4 – Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
5 – Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
1 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
2 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Inspired by history, this app sees Treasure Kai going back in time to save the Seven Cities of Gold from Francisco Cornado. It's the sequel to "Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island" and takes integrating gameplay within a story to the next level.