ERIC Number: ED388436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Helping Your Child with Homework: For Parents of Elementary and Junior High School-Aged Children.
Paulu, Nancy; Perkinson, Kathryn, Ed.
This booklet is designed to provide parents of elementary and junior high school students with an understanding the purpose and nature of homework and suggestions for helping their children complete homework assignments successfully. After a discussion of why teachers assign homework, how homework can help children learn, and the optimum amount of homework for students at different grade levels, the booklet provides specific suggestions for parents to help their children complete homework assignments, including setting a regular time for homework, picking a quiet place, removing distractions, providing appropriate supplies and resources, setting a good example, and showing interest in their homework. It also discusses ways for parents to monitor their children's homework assignments, provide guidance to their children on assignments, and talk with teachers or administrators about homework problems. A checklist on helping children with homework is included. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.