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HOMEWORK AND PRACTICE Classroom Instruction That Works
HOMEWORK
SUMMARY OF RESEARCH <ul><li>The amount of homework assigned should increase as students get older.  </li></ul><ul><li>Pare...
HOW MUCH HOMEWORK IS THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF HOMEWORK? <ul><li>No Clear Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary School  30 - 40 mi...
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT <ul><li>Minimal </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate the completion of homework </li></ul><ul><li>Research ha...
THE PURPOSE OF HOMEWORK SHOULD BE IDENTIFIED AND ARTICULATED.   <ul><li>Practice  </li></ul><ul><li>vs  </li></ul><ul><li>...
IF HOMEWORK IS ASSIGNED, PROVIDE FEEDBACK <ul><li>The reality is that we cannot high-quality feedback on all homework. </l...
RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOMEWORK <ul><li>Communicate a Homework policy </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly articulate the purpose and out...
SAMPLE HOMEWORK POLICY FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS <ul><li>Set up a place for your child to do homework </li></ul><ul><li>Est...
PRACTICE
RESEARCH ON PRACTICE <ul><li>Mastering a skill requires a fair amount of focused practice. </li></ul><ul><li>While practic...
PRACTICING SKILLS <ul><li>Chart accuracy and speed </li></ul><ul><li>Design assignments that focus on specific elements of...
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  1. 1. HOMEWORK AND PRACTICE Classroom Instruction That Works
  2. 2. HOMEWORK
  3. 3. SUMMARY OF RESEARCH <ul><li>The amount of homework assigned should increase as students get older. </li></ul><ul><li>Parental involvement should be kept to a minimum. </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of homework should be identified and articulated. </li></ul><ul><li>If homework is assigned, there should be feedback. </li></ul>
  4. 4. HOW MUCH HOMEWORK IS THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF HOMEWORK? <ul><li>No Clear Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary School 30 - 40 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School 50 - 60 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>High School 120 minutes </li></ul>
  5. 5. PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT <ul><li>Minimal </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate the completion of homework </li></ul><ul><li>Research has shown some negative effects when parents help students </li></ul>
  6. 6. THE PURPOSE OF HOMEWORK SHOULD BE IDENTIFIED AND ARTICULATED. <ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>vs </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation or Elaboration </li></ul>
  7. 7. IF HOMEWORK IS ASSIGNED, PROVIDE FEEDBACK <ul><li>The reality is that we cannot high-quality feedback on all homework. </li></ul>Use of Homework Percentile Gain Not graded or commented on 11 Graded only 28 Homework with teacher’s comments as feedback 30
  8. 8. RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOMEWORK <ul><li>Communicate a Homework policy </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly articulate the purpose and outcome </li></ul><ul><li>Vary approaches to feedback </li></ul>
  9. 9. SAMPLE HOMEWORK POLICY FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS <ul><li>Set up a place for your child to do homework </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a consistent schedule for completing homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage, motivate, and prompt your child but do not sit and do the homework with them. </li></ul><ul><li>If your child is completing a project, ask them what knowledge are they applying to the project. </li></ul>
  10. 10. PRACTICE
  11. 11. RESEARCH ON PRACTICE <ul><li>Mastering a skill requires a fair amount of focused practice. </li></ul><ul><li>While practicing, students should adapt and shape what they have learned . </li></ul>
  12. 12. PRACTICING SKILLS <ul><li>Chart accuracy and speed </li></ul><ul><li>Design assignments that focus on specific elements of a complex skill or process. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan time for students increase their understanding of skills or processes </li></ul>
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