Literacy Homework for the Entire Year!!
Are you looking for an easy way to review skills with your students while they are at home but not give them too much homework each night? Check out my 321 Homework!
What does the 321 mean?
321 means on one night they will have 3 parts, another night 2 parts, and the final night 1 part. The students choose which nights they do which part. Kids are busier and busier after school these days. We know that homework is important but so is being flexible with children’s schedules. The students will be given their homework on Monday afternoon. The homework is due Friday morning. Students have 4 nights to complete their homework. They can choose to do all of it in one night or they can break it up and do the 3 vocabulary words Monday, the passage (or summary) and questions Tuesday, skip Wednesday, and do the writing connection Thursday night. If they have something big on Thursday night, then they would choose to complete it by Wednesday. The schedule is flexible.
The bonus activity is just that, a BONUS. You, as the teacher, can incorporate that however you want or not at all. You can give bonus points, a reward, or nothing. I will leave that up to you!
What is the Purpose?
The purpose behind 321 homework is for students to have a review during the week of important skills and be able to practice those skills...but also still be able to get it done when they have the time. If you give them homework on Monday and make it due Tuesday, they may be up until 11:00 getting it done if they had a soccer game. We must be flexible and help the students learn!
What is my Part?
Your part is simple! Run of the vocabulary/passage page and the writing connection page that goes with it front to back and pass it out on Monday afternoon. Friday morning, collect it and you can check it yourself with the answer keys provided or go over it in class.
Please understand all classrooms and students are different. If any of this is too hard for a student, encourage parent help and support. Homework is practice and all students may not be able to read all of these at the same rate. Parent and teacher help and support will encourage the kids to try their best and love learning!
Note: The weeks alternate so the students do not get bored.
It will look similar to this:
Week 1: Fiction Passage, Questions, Etc.
Week 2: Independent Reading Response (on fiction)
Week 3: Informational Passage, Questions, Etc.
Week 4: Independent Reading Response (on informational)
You can adjust these as needed though!
During the Independent Reading weeks of homework. The students will not have a passage to read, but will be choosing a book of their own, reading some of it at home (they do not have to finish the book.) Then responding on what they have read. For example, if they read 3 chapters...they write their summary, answer their questions and do their writing connection on those 3 chapters. You will also see blank vocabulary spots on these weeks because they need to choose words from their book to look up and learn about!
This homework is all inclusive and guaranteed to meet the need of your students and the schedules of your parents!
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