ERIC Number: ED436295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Helping Your Child with Homework. Parents as Partners Series.
Amundson, Kristen J.
Noting that students' homework provides an opportunity for families and schools to work together to help students be successful in school, this booklet, designed for parents, offers suggestions for ways parents can use homework to become more involved with their child's education. The booklet discusses reasons for assigning homework, including helping students learn better and faster, informing children of their school's high expectations, and helping students develop self-discipline and responsibility. The bulk of the booklet discusses ways parents can support their child's homework: (1) make homework a priority; (2) show interest; (3) know the teacher's homework policy; (4) help your child set aside studying time; (5) work with your child to pick a study spot; (6) eliminate distractions; (7) help your child keep track of each day's assignments; (8) check your child's finished homework; (9) help your child develop a study plan; (10) teach your child to ask questions while studying; (11) make sure your child understands assignments; (12) help your child with time management; (13) learn how your child learns; (14) help your child visualize success; (15) emphasize the importance of hard work; (16) help your child study for tests; (17) give honest praise; (18) help your child work through confusion; and (19) remember whose homework it is. Finally, the booklet discusses what parents can do if their child is having problems, when they no longer understand their child's homework, and when homework involves a computer and the parents do not own one. (Contains 23 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Homework, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parents, Parents as Teachers
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
Note: For a related publication written for students entitled, "Homework: Helping Students Achieve," see ED 266 526.For other publications in the Parents as Partners series, see PS 028 145-147.