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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Writing Journals for Homework

Homework is always a touchy subject...with students, teachers and parents. I believe that it can be very beneficial, especially when struggling writers go home and their parents work with them. This past school year, the homework routine was already put into place when I arrived in February. Each week there was a homework packet of between 3-5 pages, usually math and language arts, tying in some science and social studies with language arts when possible. The homework packet content always aligned with what we were learning in the classroom. My only objection to this homework packet, was that I did not have time to look through 22, 5 page homework packets every week. I knew that I never planned to give the packet a grade, but only to check to see if the students finished it, or at least attempted to do it.

My inspiration for next year's third grade homework is from teach123-school.blogspot.com. My students had a very rough writing program last year and I need to find something to boost their interest in writing. I would love to use the journals as morning work, having the students write first thing in the morning. Then during the day I would take the time to write 1-2 sentences/questions for them to respond back for homework. I would have a rubric for them to follow and I would have it change throughout the school year (ie. number of paragraphs, use quotes, etc.).








7 comments:

  1. Just found your blog! I will be looping this year and it makes me a little nervous! eek!

    Blessings,

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I hope that you'll join me for my giveaway ♥

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  2. I have only been in the first year (2nd grade) of my loop, so I have yet to experience the loop into 3rd grade. I'm sure it has it's pros and cons. Hopefully more pros! Good Luck!

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  3. Just found your blog! Do you have a way to follow your?
    Patti
    pattib203@yahoo.com
    Primary Pizzazz

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  4. Hi! I’m one of your newest followers! I nominated you for two awards. Stop by my blog to pick them up!
    Patti
    pattib203@yahoo.com
    Primary Pizzazz

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  5. Hi Lindsay!

    I officially follow you now. I would love for you to follow me back. =)

    I am excited to hear about how this works out. We don't have much parent support at my school especially with the kiddos who need it the most.


    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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