Weekly Online Homework: Homework Policy and Assigning.docx

 
 
 
Homework Policy and Assigning.docx
Student Handout
 
 
This is my homework policy for the year, as well as a sample of different assignments given to my students. I share this with both students and parents at the beginning of the year.
  • Homework Policy and Assigning.docx
  • Homework Policy and Assigning.docx
Student Handout
 
 
This is my homework policy for the year, as well as a sample of different assignments given to my students. I share this with both students and parents at the beginning of the year.
 
Instructional Planning

Weekly Online Homework

Weekly Online Homework is a strategy aimed at building up the expectations in class by infusing them into my students' home lives. On Monday, my students are assigned homework that is due on Friday of that week. I use the class website to drive this communication with my students and their parents. The homework that is assigned is differentiated because the assignments are from adaptive online content providers. In addition, my students learn to be responsible for themselves, leading to huge growth in their self-advocacy and learning. On Friday, rewards and consequences are tied to the Dojo Dollars class economy. Because of the online nature of the homework, it can be instantly graded.  

Strategy Resources (2)
 
Student Handout
 
 
This is my homework policy for the year, as well as a sample of different assignments given to my students. I share this with both students and parents at the beginning of the year.
 
Student Handout
 
 
This is my homework policy for the year, as well as a sample of different assignments given to my students. I share this with both students and parents at the beginning of the year.
Daniel Utset-Guerrero
Holmes Elementary School
Miami, FL


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Moderate
Subject:
Math
Grade:
Fifth grade
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