Student-Led Homework Review: Student-Led Homework Review

Student-Led Homework Review
Students In Action

Students In Action

Collaborative Student Groups

Student-Led Homework Review

Student-Led Homework Review is a form of differentiation, where students with the same level of homework collaborate and review their homework assignment from the prior night. Since it would take too long to have teacher-led reviews for each group, we have students share their answers and help each other figure out the correct answers with their peers. Though I sometimes give them answer keys, I push students to discuss problems and figure out the correct solutions through their reasoning skills. This process encourages collaboration and accuracy in students' homework practice.

Strategy Resources (2)
Students In Action

Strategy Explanation

Here is a set of expectations shared with students when we began the routine of student-led homework review. In order to make sure students used the time efficiently, we emphasized collaboration and focusing on last night's homework.

Students In Action

Strategy Explanation

Here is a set of expectations shared with students when we began the routine of student-led homework review. In order to make sure students used the time efficiently, we emphasized collaboration and focusing on last night's homework.
Stephen Pham
San Jose, CA

Prep Time:
Moderate
Subject:
Math
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Assessment & Data

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Stakeholder Collaboration

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