To prepare students for the rigorous SBAC exam questions, students work on SBAC level questions all year long through their homework.
This week's homework includes four 5th grade level questions and one 6th grade level question, as this is only week 2 and we are undoing Summer brain drain.
Each night includes 5 problems. Every night's homework is similar to the night before's in order to gradually build in content mastery.
I have students attempt the problems on their own. I allow them the first 5 minutes of class time to review with table partners. Then, I correct problems that students still don't understand with whole class.