Guidelines for Homework 10 minutes x the grade level –Kindergarten 2-5 minutes. –1 st grade x 10 minutes= 10 minutes –2 nd grade x 10 minutes= 20 minutes –3 rd grade x 10 minutes =30 minutes –4 th grade x 10 minutes = 40 minutes –5 th grade x 10 minutes = 50 minutes
Types of Homework Practice: meant to reinforce learning and help the student master specific skills. Preparation: gives exposure to material that will be presented in future lessons. Helps students learn new material better when it is covered in class. Extension: asks students to apply skills they already have to new situations. Integration: requires the student to apply many different skills to a single task; such as book reports, science projects or creative writing.
Homework Tips Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to do homework. Have needed materials Help your child with time management. Keep interruptions to a minimum.
Homework Tips Do more challenging homework first. Provide a small fidget Give help, not answers
Homework Tips Watch your child for signs of failure and frustration Reward completion of homework. Take breaks
Homework Tips When your child does homework, you do homework. Stay informed; curriculum, homework policies. When asked to participate in child’s homework, participate. Be positive about homework.
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How to Help Your Child With Homework Permission to use this information is authorized from: Permission to use this information is authorized from: The U.S. Department of Education Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs, Educational Partnerships and Family Involvement Unit, Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs, Educational Partnerships and Family Involvement Unit, Homework Tips for Parents, Washington, D.C., 2003. www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html
Parent Homework Role-Play Before the parent night training, select groups of teachers and parents to role-play a scenario where a parent helps with homework. It is helpful to have the parents and teachers write their own script. They tend to be harder on each other than you would. Have them accentuate the negative but have some positive, too. Make sure that your players have a microphone so that everyone can hear them. Identify props that will be necessary and have them available the night of the training. (table, telephone, backpack..)