How often will students have homework?
Students will receive homework Monday through Thursday, and occasionally on Friday.Back to Top
Are there ever nights students won't have homework?
On days that students take a math or reading assessment, students will not have homework in that subject. Back to Top
What will the homework be?
Reading- Students will be given a variety of reading comprehension passages that will focus on different reading skills and strategies. These passageswill come from many sources including previous MCAS questions and published stories with multiple choice and short answer questions.Math- Students will be given one piece of math practice each night.Beginning second term,students will also receive a Math Open Response to complete along with their regular practice sheet each Monday night. Back to Top
Why do students have homework?
Reading- The more students read, the more words they encounter, learn,and use. Reading passages (even short ones) increases student vocabulary, and responding to literature aids in comprehension of texts.Math- Each math practice sheet allows me to determine if students have learned the concept taught that day. Open Responses- Besides giving students great MCAS practice, ReadingOpen Response questions give students an opportunity to practice reading strategies students are working on throughoutthe day. Math open responses give students a chance to practice problemsolving strategies and enhance their ability to write about math. Back to Top
What are the Open Response homework selections?
Open Response Questions come directly from previous MCAS questionsor practice tests that support MCAS objectives. Back to Top
How is homework graded?
Reading- Each reading passage will be reviewed the following day, and thequestions will be discussed and corrected. Incorrect answers will be circled and corrected by students with teacher guidance.Math- I correct each practice sheet daily. If a child gets an answer incorrect, I circle that number, and ask that he or she fixes that problem. If the student is still struggling to determine the correct answer, I provide him/her with further instruction to help teach theconcept. Open Responses- These assignments are graded using the state open response rubric. Please see our documents page for an example of some of these rubrics.Back to Top
What happens if a student forgets or doesn't complete his or her homework?
I understand that life happens. If your child misses his or her homework, students will fill out a "Missing Assignment" sheet statingwhy the homework is missing. These sheets will be sent home for parents to sign, and they are expected back the next day WITH the missing assignment.Three missing homework assignments in one grading period will result in a before school detention. Parents will be notified prior to detention date.Back to Top
Can I help my child with his or her homework?
I highly encourage parents to assist their children with homeworkwhen students are struggling. However, since I use homework to determineif students understood concepts taught throughout the day (especiallyin math), if you do help your child, please circle the problems theyseemed to have trouble with. This helps me to determine whether or not your child might need more instruction on that topic. If I always receive100% correct homework, I think that your child fully understands the concept.Back to Top