Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Daily Assignment #85: Homework Buddies

By now you probably know your students fairly well.  This is a good time to pair students up as Homework Buddies.  Explain to the students that they may exchange phone numbers and call each other in the evening if they are experiencing difficulty with a homework assignment.  You can also use these partners to share homework assignments between them so they only have to do half the homework on occasion.  Homework Buddies can also be used to check each others' answers the next day.  This is a much more interesting way to go over homework and it engages the students in the process.

 Make sure you are clear about the usage of Homework Buddies for your class.  If in setting the system up you do not provide clarity on the difference between copying and helping you will end up with a mess.

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  1. I really love your blog. I attended a workshop on interactive notebooks last week and his suggestion was to do the interactive responses for homework. I am trying this. I teach middle school LA/ss.
    Christy Woolum