Homework

Visual Prompts: Homework & Book Bag Reminder
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Situation: 

My child is always forgetting to bring home her homework, lunchbox, or other items. How can I help my child remember what needs to come home from school each day?

Using Questions to Aid in Reading Comprehension
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My 16 year old grandson can read quickly and easily but seems to have difficulty when it comes to understanding what he has read. Books aimed at his age group seem to go right over his head. He prefers movies-usually animated and loves to watch old movies aimed at little kids. How can I help him to better understand what he is reading?

Graphic Organizer Tools for Writing
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My very bright 13 year old granddaughter has a great deal of trouble putting her thoughts down on paper. She has ADD and makes excellent grades but when it comes to answering a question that requires her to write down her thoughts, she has a very hard time. It can take her hours to write just a sentence or two. Once on a test at school, she simply wrote nothing. She did fine on the rest of the test but not on the writing requirement. This happens both at school and home. What can I do to help my granddaughter be more able to put her thoughts into writing?

Homework Bin: A Labeled Place to Turn In Assignments
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I have a very bright student with Asperger Syndrome included in my general education math class who never turns in his homework.  When I talked with his mother about the situation, she insisted he always completes his homework and puts it in his backpack to bring to school the next day.  Sure enough, when I checked his bag, there was a bunch of homework assignments, completed but never turned in!  He wasn’t able to explain why he never gave me the homework and questioning him just upset him further.  The students know to drop their homework on my desk as they enter the class but I always remind them as they come in anyway.  What can I do to help him remember to give me his completed work?

Visual Chunking: Homework
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Situation: 

How can I get my child to do his homework? It is a struggle every night.

Letters Don’t Have to be Perfect
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Situation: 

I have a student who wants to erase his writing repeatedly to try and make it more perfect. Can you offer any advice?

“Look Again” Positive Ways to Provide Corrections to School Work
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Several students in my Learning Support class become very upset when I make corrections on their papers.  I’ve tried calling them up to my desk for a private review of their errors, and they still cry, protest, or shut down.  How can I get them to fix their mistakes without the negative reactions?

Peer Checker
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Situation: 

I have a student who is pretty disorganized and I always have to spend time with him before and after each math class to make sure he has his assignment, materials or homework etc.  He is in 5th grade and I really think kids at this age should be able to do this on their own.  His special education teacher feels he needs additional support to get himself organized but it is hard to do this when I have 28 other students in my class.  Any ideas?

Motivation Spice: Vocabulary
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In my Language Arts classes students must look up 15 vocabulary words and write the meanings. I have such a variety of learners that I don’t think this is the best method to teach the words anymore. I have students who are bored, students who have difficulty locating the words, or difficulty summarizing the definition. When it is homework it is rarely completed well by many students if completed at all. The entire task is laborious, what else can I do to teach these words and ensure the students are learning and not groaning?