ERIC Number: ED433930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Developing Responsibility for Completing and Handing in Daily Homework Assignments for Students in Grades Three, Four, and Five.
Shepard, Joan M.
This practicum was designed to increase responsibility for completing and handing in homework among students in grades three, four, and five in a mid-Atlantic school district. Of a total of 128 students in these grades, 28 were identified to learn strategies to aid in completing homework. Nine solution strategies were employed: (1) provide students with an assignment book; (2) provide students with a homework organizer; (3) conduct parent workshops; (4) develop an after-school study program; (5) make homework assignments visually accessible to students; (6) assign a study buddy; (7) limit the amount of homework assigned; (8) teach study skill strategies; and (9) use assignment books and classroom newsletters as a means for parents and teachers to communicate. Analysis of grades and teacher comments revealed that all 28 students learned strategies to organize and complete homework. All identified students raised grades in at least one subject affected by lack of homework completion, and all received positive comments on their report cards. Parent involvement was increased through participation in parent workshops and follow-through at home on solution strategies designed for their children. (Appendixes include Study Club Performance Contract and Monitoring Schedule. Contains 23 references.) (Author/EV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.