Homework

Websites
Homework -- an article about what educators can do tomake homework effective.

The Homework Burden -- an overview article about the debate over quantity and nature of homework.

The Homework Dilemma: How Much Should Parents Get Involved? -- guidance for teachers about what they can do to help parents help their children with homework.

Learning Network -- lesson plans, homework tips, and student and parent information centers.

The Homework Spot -- a site to help students with homework, but good for educators too.

B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper Site -- designed for students but useful for teachers, too.


Books and Articles
Cooper, H. 2001. The Battle Over Homework: Common Ground for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents. Corwin Press.

Davis, B. 1993. Tools for Teaching. Jossey-Bass.

Gose, M. 1999. Creating a Winning Gameplan: The Secondary Teachers Playbook. Corwin Press.

Kralovec, J. & Nuell, J. 2001. The End of Homework: How Homework Disrupts Families, Overburdens Children, and Limits Learning. Beacon Press.

Marzano, R., Pickering, D. & Pollock, J. 2001. Classroom Instruction That Works. Association for Curriculum Development.

Wachter, J. 1999. Sweating the Small Stuff: Answers to Teachers' Biggest Problems. Corwin Press.

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Focus on Effectiveness – Research-Based Strategies: Homework and Practice -- website that gives research findings on homework: homework should not just be an “afterthought” to the school day, but instead a tactic that can maximize comprehension. There is a helpful section for teachers with suggestions for planning assignments.

Overview of TIPS Interactive Homework -- Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) aims to create a partnership between teachers and parents, so parents can stay informed of their child’s learning.

The Case For and Against Homework -- article from Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development that provides information on the case for and against homework.

Homework Hub -- website that includes study and homework resources for parents, teachers, and students grades K-8.

Homework Hub: Book Report Sandwich -- fun online book report activity for kids in younger grades.

The Homework Ate My Family -- article from Time magazine that speaks about how homework has replaced a child’s family time at home.

A Research Guide for Students -- this site provides all the necessary tools for students to conduct research and to present their findings.

Summer Courses -- The Institute for Learning and Development “Master Your Mind” spring workshop aims to help students learn and practice strategies that will improve their executive function skills in school.

Explore Learning -- Gizmos are online stimulations that power inquiry and understanding. This site offers close to 500 highly interactive Gizmos for math and science education.

Interactive Mathematics -- this site helps you learn math while playing with it. Includes algebra, money math, trigonometry, graphs, complex numbers, probability, differentiation, integration and higher calculus.

Illuminations -- includes a library of online activities that help to make math come alive in the classroom or at home and a collection of lessons for preK – 12 math educators.

KidsHealth -- this site offers information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. Type homework into the search box for some great tips.

Cooper, H., Robinson, J. & Patall, E. Does Homework Improve Academic Achievement? A Synthesis of Research, 1987-2003. 2006. Review of Educational Research, 76(1):1-62.

Balli, S., Demo, D. & Wedman, J. 1998. Family Involvement with Children's Homework: An Intervention in the Middle Grades. Family Relations, 47(2): 149-157.

Gill, B. & Schlossman, S. 2003. A Nation at Rest: The American Way of Homework. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 25(3): 319-337.

Eunsook, H., Milgram, R. & Rowell, L. 2004. Homework Motivation and Preference: A Learner-Centered Homework Approach. Theory into Practice, 43(3): 197-204.

Cosden, M., Morrison, G., Gutierrez, L. & Brown, M. 2004. The Effects of Homework Programs and After-School Activities on School Success. Theory into Practice, 43(3): 220-226.

The Facebook Generation: Homework as Social Networking -- this journal article explains an alternative way of requiring middle and high school students to complete homework. The teacher puts students into pairs, creating e-mail buddies, who are then required to blog with each other surrounding critical issues in the novels they are reading.

Kohn, A. 2007. The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of A Bad thing. De Capo.

Marzano, R. 2007. A Case For And Against Homework. Educational Leadership, 64(6).

Helping Your Students With Homework: A Guide For Teachers -- a website by the United States Department of Education designed to give homework tips to teachers.

Too Much Homework? -- a radio interview with Duke University’s Harris Copper on the NPR website. Cooper addresses issues such as parent involvement, communication between teacher and parent, homework in college and study and time management skills.

Homework: To Do or Not to Do? -- this article is a case study by a third grade teacher who studied one of her students to see why he wasn't doing his homework.

Homework: What Does the Research Say? -- this article talks about the main issues parents have when their students bring home homework, and what they want to see in their children’s work. It also shows the academic, nonacademic, and the long term effects that homework has on students.

Homework - Purpose, Public Attitudes toward Homework, The Positive and Negative Effects of Homework, Extensiveness of Homework -- this article covers the main questions that parents and teachers have about homework and how it should be viewed. It briefly discusses the effects of homework, what an appropriate amount should be, and its overall purpose.

Homework - Is it Worth it? -- this article presents research that has been collected about the positive and negative effects of homework.

Rethinking Homework -- this article gives advice on how to improve the homework system in the schools. 

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