ERIC Number: ED452530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Encouraging Good Homework Habits. Parents and Children Together Series.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.
This book, one of a series, focuses on help with homework. The message of the series urges parents and children to spend time together, talk about stories, and learn together. The first part of each book presents stories appropriate for varying grade levels, both younger children and those in grades three and four, and each book presents stories on a particular theme. The Read-along Stories in this book are: "Boy with a Shovel" (David L. Harrison); "Rebel Cows: A Victim's Story" (Alex Bagosy); and "The Innkeeper's Boy" (Diane Brooks Pleninger). On an accompanying audiotape, the stories are performed as radio dramas, allowing children to read along. The second half of each book provides ideas and guidelines for parents, as well as activities and books for additional reading. This book suggests six methods of helping students with homework, including: (1) showing interest; (2) providing structure; (3) allowing schedule flexibility while maintaining homework's importance; (4) asking about completed homework; (5) encouraging planned study for tests; and (6) showing children how to organize and write in a notebook. Contains 34 references. (EF)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Homework, Parent Student Relationship, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Habits, Study Skills, Time Management
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://eric.indiana.edu/. Family Learning Association, 3925 Hagan St., Suite 101, Bloomington, IN 47401.
Publication Type: Creative Works; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.