This is my personal spin on the Universal HW model I have seen recently. I tailored it to the specific needs of my current students.
This model of HW gives parents and students flexibility when completing HW assignments. Students are given the same type of assignment each week and have 1 week to complete the HW. The only changes are page numbers from a textbook, vocabulary words, and math facts range from 0-12.
My Personal Use: My fourth graders receive the STAR Behavior and STAR Homework pages at the beginning of each week. They are required to complete a minimum of 8 stars each week. The required assignments are Math Fact Practice(5), Science Current Event(1), Health Current Event (1), Vocabulary (1). I collect all HW at the beginning of each week. This is also great for Social Skills & Work Habits grade at the elementary level AND documentation for parent communication!