the middle grades homework is a necessity.
First, it helps establish good study habits; second, it is used
to reinforce what has been taught in the classroom.
It instills responsibility in a child.
is, however, very difficult to assign work to each individual child.
What might be sufficient for one child may be too much for
another. Some students will
do most of their homework at school and at the same time, others will
always wait until the last minute.
is assigned in a reasonable amount.
When homework is assigned, a student is expected to complete it
to the best of his ability. Failure
to do so may affect the rate at which a child progresses.
Generally, homework is assigned as an extension of class work,
meaning it is begun under the supervision of the teacher and completed
at home. Parents can assist
in improving attitudes toward homework when they:
Cooperate with the school in making
their children with suitable study conditions (desk, light, books,
supplies), reserve time for homework, silence the telephone, turn
off the television and turn away their young visiting friends
their children but avoid undue pressure
interested in what their children are doing but not do their work
what the school expects the homework to accomplish