Meaningful Homework &Effective Study SkillsFor Every SubjectDate
What do you know?✤ There are ten questions about Australian history on your table✤ Scan through them: Put a tick next to the ones you know for certain, a circle next to the ones you know something about, a question mark next to the ones you don’t really know anything about
Four Types of Homework / StudySkills✤ Pre-learning✤ Checking for understanding✤ Practice & Application✤ Processing / Reﬂection
Four Types of Homework / StudySkills✤ What category did the ﬁrst task belong to?
Pre-learning✤ What does the student already know?✤ What can the student already do?✤ What can the student do to prepare for what they need to know and do?
Pre-Learning First we’re And by the end Then about Then aboutgoing to learn you need to this... this... about this know this... And by the First we’re Then how to Then how to end you needgoing to learn do this... do this... to be able to dohow to do this this...
Pre-Learning✤ Students who learn effectively independently have speciﬁc goals about what they want to be able to know and do✤ If we want students to have speciﬁc goals, we need to articulate speciﬁc stages of learning to them
Checking For Understanding✤ Explain back✤ Mnemonics✤ Vocabulary activities✤ Example / Non-Example
Checking For Understanding✤ Explain back:✤ As a podcast / vodcast demonstrating the process / discussing the content✤ Without using any of these key words✤ In a way that Year 7s will understanding✤ In a different format - as an annotated picture / ﬂow chart / graph, comic✤ By using an extended simile or metaphor
Checking For Understanding✤ Mnemonics:✤ R = Remember✤ A = Affect✤ V = Verb✤ E = Effect✤ N = Noun
Checking For Understanding Related Related Related term term term Related Key Related term word term Related Related Related term term term
Checking For Understanding✤ Example & Non Example:✤ What is an example of legislation? What could be mistaken for an example of legislation, but isn’t legislation?
Practice & Application✤ Quality Learning Tasks✤ Strength Training
Practice & Application✤ Quality Learning Tasks✤ In this upcoming SAC in English you need to write a text response essay. As practice tasks we will do the following things:✤ Just practicing: procedures for understanding the essay topic, procedures for planning, writing introductions, writing topic sentences, writing body paragraphs focusing on using evidence, writing body paragraphs using certain types of evidence, writing body paragraphs focusing on analysis, using meta language in our body paragraphs.
Practice & Application✤ Strength Training: Easy Moderate Very Difﬁcult Difﬁcult
Processing & Reflection✤ Concept charting✤ Summarising✤ What questions go with these answers
Processing & Reflection✤ Concept Charting:✤ Establish a list of ten key words on a topic✤ What is the most important word?✤ What is the word you link most with this ﬁrst word?✤ What is the word you link most with the second word?✤ Repeat process, then explain links between words
Processing & Reflection✤ Summarise Content:✤ As a picture✤ As a ﬂow chart✤ By highlighting key words and changing them
Processing & Reflection✤ Working back from answers:✤ Here is an answer / an example / a piece of evidence✤ What are three / as many / questions that can be asked to arrive at this answer✤ Divide the questions into 2-3 different groups and explain the basis for each group
Processing & Reflection✤ 20% of what we read (read and summarise)✤ 30% of what we hear (listen to podcasts)✤ 40% of what we see (draw pictures, graphs, concept charts)✤ 50% of what we say (create own podcasts)✤ 60% of what we do (quality learning tasks)✤ 90% of what we read, hear, see, say and do
Processing & Reflection✤ When will you do this homework?✤ Where will you do this homework?✤ How will you do this homework?