ERIC Number: ED299747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Homework for the Mildly Handicapped Elementary Student: Try Gaming!
Reetz, Linda; And Others
This paper demonstrates the use of teacher-made and parent-made instructional games to practice basic skills, as an alternative to traditional homework assignments. The game formats provide mainstreamed mildly handicapped students with the additional practice necessary to achieve mastery, in an environment that is more motivating and allows for enjoyable family involvement. The differences between types of homework assignments (practice, preparation, and extension) are described, and results of a poll of 500 rural parents of fifth-grade students about their views on homework are noted. The paper concludes with guidelines for planning a parent night, to present the idea to parents and to provide them with opportunities to create their own games and materials to take home. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: In: Alternative Futures for Rural Special Education. Proceedings of the Annual ACRES (American Council on Rural Special Education) National Rural Special Education Conference; see EC 211 005.