Purpose of Homework

  • reinforces skills and concepts taught in class
  • develops self-discipline and good work habits
  • develops independent study and research skills
  • prepares students for life-long learning
  • acquaints parents with school programs
  • provides the opportunity to complete unfinished work
  • provides the opportunity for quality child/parent interaction

Types of Homework

  • review
  • journals
  • notebooks
  • experiments
  • surveys
  • reading
  • collecting
  • projects
  • researching
  • interviews
  • writing
  • excursions
  • questions
  • rehearsals
  • summaries
  • assignments
  • viewing
  • essays
  • scrapbooks
  • studying
  • discussions
  • planning

Teacher's Role

  • assign homework activities appropriate to the student's age, maturity, ability, and learning style
  • monitor the amount of homework and check that it is done
  • provide recognition for student achievement
  • communicate expectations, progress and achievement with parents

Student's Role

  • know the homework requirements
  • record homework assignments
  • take home necessary resources
  • use available time in school wisely
  • have assignments completed and at school on the due date
  • set realistic, specific goals each week
  • complete assigned homework

Parent/Guardian's Role

  • assist with homework when necessary
  • interact with your child to promote learning
  • limit distractions such as television, phone calls, computer time and visitors
  • help establish a consistent time and suitable place for homework
  • communicate successes and concerns with the teacher

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