Helping Your Child With Homework: For Parents of Elementary & Junior High School-Aged Children

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DIANE Publishing, 1996 - Education - 40 pages
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Families play a vital role in educating America's children. What families do is more important to student success than whether they are rich or poor, whether parents have finished high school or not, or whether children are in elementary, junior high, or high school. This book contributes to the drive to increase family involvement in children's learning. Chapters: why do teachers assign homework? does homework help children learn? what's the right amount of homework? how to help: show you think education and homework are important; monitor assignments, provide guidance, and talk with someone at school to resolve problems.

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Page 43 - the year 2000: • All children in America will start school ready to learn. • The high school graduation rate will increase to at least 90 percent. • All students will leave grades 4, 8, and 12 having demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter including English, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography, and every school in America will ensure that all students learn to use
Page 43 - minds well, so they may be prepared for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment in our Nation's modern economy. • The Nation's teaching force will have access to programs for the continued improvement of their professional skills and the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to instruct and prepare all American students for the next century. • US students will be first in the world in
Page 43 - Every school will promote partnerships that will increase parental involvement and participation in promoting the social, emotional, and academic growth of children.
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Page 25 - Do you understand what you're supposed to do? After your child has read the instructions, ask her to tell you in her own words what the assignment is about. (If your child can't read yet, the teacher may have sent home instructions that you can read to her.) Some schools have homework
Page 26 - before she can do her assignment. Or find out if the teacher needs to explain to her again when to use capital and lowercase letters. If you understand the subject yourself, you may want to work through some examples with your child. But let her do the assignment herself.
Page 39 - middle grade students to do together with adult family members. Hands-on, interactive assignments that draw on real-life situations have been developed in language arts, math, science, and health. Information is available through the Center's Dissemination Office at Johns Hopkins University, 3505 North Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.

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