Read about two changes to my independent reading routine that made all the difference last year. Question those routine practices and you might find something you love! (reading logs, homework, status of class routine, back to school ideas for reading)
Routines and Transitions alternatives to traditional homework Even at the college level, these homework alternatives make a lot of sense in a language classroom. I am beginning to really re-think all my ideas about homework.
GREAT RESOURCEonline file cabinet ~ I've been using this GO from Laura Candler for years now. Student records the title, reading response, minutes read and then has it signed by parent or guardian. There is also a two-sided version for longer responses.
This alternative homework system will save you and your students time, frustration, and did I mention time? Studies have repeatedly shown a very weak correlation between homework and achievement in the primary grades. To give a general overview of Un-Home
Punch Cards for Positive Behavior - Each student gets a punch card, and when the teacher sees students with exemplerary behavior, they get a punch. When the punchcard is full, the student gets a reward.