Looking for a way to teach common core standards using the current HM curriculum? Look no further! My 19 page packet covers the HM Theme 4 story "Ants" using RI 2.6 - Main Idea and Author's Purpose - and W 2.1 - Opinion Writing - as the emphasis.
*Kid-friendly standard description
*3 Main Idea Graphic Organizers
*4 World Cafe questions (and detailed description on implementation), *End of Story Writing Prompt
*Timeline for teaching with descriptions of daily implementation
*Informational Text Writing Extension with: 3 Differentiated Graphic Organizers, Informational Animal Text, Final Draft Animal Paper
I have honed and edited these pieces for three years with my second grade students while I was in a two year CCSS district cohort. Check it out and please follow my store!