ERIC Number: ED468048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
A Teacher's Guide to Homework Tips for Parents: Talking Points for Presenters To Use with Transparencies.
Cooper, Harris M.; Gersten, Russell M.
This document was developed to assist parents, caregivers, and teachers in understanding the importance of homework and the role that parental involvement plays in assigning homework. The document is a teacher's guide containing talking points to be used in a presentation to parents, and includes transparencies. The presentation begins with a series of true-false statements about homework: at what grades it should be given, types of homework, parental involvement, and the impact of homework on students. The presentation also includes 12 general suggestions for parents regarding homework, including the location for doing homework, a regular schedule for completing homework, and how parents can help. Nine homework tips related to reading include having children read to their parents aloud every night, with the parent pointing out spelling and sound patterns. Ten mathematics homework tips include encouraging the use of a daily math assignment book and not teaching strategies and shortcuts that conflict with the approach the teacher is using. The presentation concludes with resource information for parents. (KB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Homework, Leaders Guides, Multimedia Materials, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Workshops, Teaching Guides
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.