Helping Your Child With Homework

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Helping Your Child With Homework

  1. 1. Helping Your Child with Homework Source: US Dept of Education Presented by: Scott Mayes Fifth Grade Teacher Huntington Elementary
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ Helping your child with homework is an opportunity to improve your child’s chances of doing well in school and life.” </li></ul><ul><li>-US Dept of Education </li></ul>
  3. 3. Average Test Scores with and without Completed Homework Assignments in Our Fifth Grade Class
  4. 4. The Basics <ul><li>Why Do Teachers Assign Homework? </li></ul><ul><li>Does Homework Help Children Learn? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the Right Amount of Homework? </li></ul>
  5. 5. How to Help:Show that you think Education is Important <ul><li>Set a Regular Time </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a Place </li></ul><ul><li>Remove Distractions </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Set a Good Example </li></ul><ul><li>Be Interested and Interesting </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to Help: Monitor Assignments <ul><li>Ask about the School’s Homework Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Be Available </li></ul><ul><li>Look over Completed Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor Time Spent Viewing TV and Video Games </li></ul>
  7. 7. How to Help: Provide Guidance <ul><li>Help Your Child Get Organized </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Good Study Habits </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about the Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Watch for Frustration </li></ul><ul><li>Give Praise </li></ul>
  8. 8. How to Help: Talk with Teachers to Resolve Problems <ul><li>Tell the Teacher about Your Concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Work with the Teacher </li></ul>

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