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Homework and practice (ch5)

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  • 1. Classroom Instruction That Works Marzano and Pickering Chapter 5 Homework and Practice
  • 2. Homework: How’s That Working For You?
  • 3. Homework: Generalizations from the Research
    • The of homework assigned to students should be between grade levels
    • in homework should be kept to a minimum
    • The should be identified and articulated
    • If homework is assigned, it should be on
  • 4. Appropriate Purposes of Homework
    • For skills and process
    • Practice: to increase accuracy, fluency, and, if appropriate, speed
    • For information and ideas
    • Preparation: for new learning
    • Elaboration: to increase understanding
  • 5. Issues to Consider When Developing Homework Policies
    • What kind of homework is most effective?
    • How much homework is appropriate?
    • At what age is homework a useful learning tool?
    • Who is responsible for deciding how much homework to assign?
    • Who is responsible for monitoring homework?
    • Is homework a requirement that students should be held accountable for?
  • 6. Homework should:
    • Be meaningful
    • Consume appropriate amount of time
    • Require little or no parent involvement
  • 7. Helpful Hints
    • Begin the assignment in class to guarantee students are successful
    • Students learn responsibility- they should not need parents to complete it!
    • Don’t send homework every day for every subject
    • Differentiate the assignment for the needs of your students
  • 8. Helpful Hints
    • Homework should not be punitive
    • It should not be graded
    • You could let students work towards a collective score or personal reward
    • Remember: homework should foster a positive attitude toward school
    • No TAKS passages
  • 9. It’s Time to Review!
    • Thumbs Up/
    • Thumbs Down
  • 10. Thumbs Up/ Thumbs Down
    • I sent home 75 multiplication problems
    • I sent home a few Reading TAKS passages
    • We practiced the assignment in class to check for understanding
    • I sent home a TAKS writing prompt for the students to write at home for a grade
  • 11.
    • My students understand the purpose of their homework
    • The students could complete the homework without parent support
    • I gave a homework assignment on a skill I introduced today
    • I gave prompt feedback on the returned homework
  • 12.
    • I gave 18 students zeroes in the gradebook for not completing homework
    • I told my students to get their parents to help them with the homework
    • My students feel more comfortable after practicing the skill for 10 minutes
    • Thumbs up for effective homework!
  • 13. A Final Thought…
    • Homework (if done correctly) increases achievement by 28%.