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ERIC Number: ED461439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Homework Tips for Parents: Talking Points for Presenters To Use with Transparencies.
Cooper, Harris M.; Gersten, Russell M.
This set of overhead projector transparencies is intended to assist parents and teachers in understanding the importance of homework and the role that parental involvement plays in assigning homework. The transparencies respond to the following statements: Homework should only be given to students in grades 4 and above; Assigned homework should focus only on one aspect of learning; If a child is having trouble with his or her homework, parents should reach out to the teacher or school for help; and All homework should have a positive impact on students in the long run. The next three transparencies highlight what teachers can tell parents about homework, including providing a suitable area and materials, helping with time management, modeling "homework" such as balancing a checkbook, not doing the child's assignment for him or her, helping the child figure out what is hard homework and what is easy homework, and watching for signs of failure or frustration. The next four transparencies offer homework tips for reading and for math. The final transparency lists resource information: an 800-phone number for the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education and World Wide Web addresses for the Department of Education and for the Partnership. The presenter's guide provides a print version of each transparency as well as discussion for the true/false questions and elaboration on the "what teachers can tell parents about homework" points. (HTH)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A