The need for a schoolwide policy on homework is stronger than ever. I’d like to begin the discussion on this topic with the intent of having a written policy by the end of 2nd quarter. Here are a few resources to get us started.
Doug Fisher recently shared a few of his suggestions for the type of homework that is beneficial:
Fluency, Flash Cards, Sight Words, Math Facts, Wide Reading, Application, Spiral Review.
And one potential pitfall: Giving today’s work for tonight’s homework insures many students will practice a permanent error pattern.
Feel free to share other resources in the comments below. We’ll discuss this in a future staff meeting and eventually write a homework policy for grades K-6