Homework Expectations September, 2013
Independent Reading - 30 minutes daily, with a written record/log of books read.
Written Response to Reading - 20 minutes, usually due on Tuesday and Thursday
Each student is required to read at his/her independent level for at least 30 minutes per day, including weekends. This reading may include color-coded books, repeated reading assignments and/or texts assigned by us. Students are also required to keep a record/log of books read. A variety of written responses to reading will be introduced in class and assigned throughout the year.
(See Response to Reading copybook for samples and guidelines)
Parent Read-Aloud - 20 minutes daily
Parent Read-Aloud time is assigned to allow your child to enjoy literature that is more sophisticated than his/her independent reading level. Please read and discuss literature with your child daily. We will provide opportunities in class for children to share the content of their Parent Read-Aloud books. Please let us know if you need assistance choosing a book.
Social Studies/Currrent Events -- 20 minutes, usually due on Friday
This year, in addition to an overview of significant dates, persons, places, and events in United States history, we will be looking in depth at various topics related to the history of our country from 1800 to present. Our focus will be on how various groups of people developed within our society and worked to make the promise of America a reality in their own lives and the lives of others. We will also discuss current events weekly. To facilitate some of our discussions, we have ordered a year's subscription to Time for Kids. Weekly homework may include text to be read aloud to the student in addition to a written response
Other Subject Areas
Expectations for math, science, health, and handwriting will be provided by the teachers of those subjects.