- It is meaningful and relevant.
- It is purposefully planned to avoid student overload.
- It is clearly articulated by the teacher and understood by students.
- It is differentiated, as appropriate, to meet student learning needs.
- It is reviewed in a timely manner.
Homework is not necessarily limited to pencil and paper tasks. It may include other tasks such as practicing, observing, rehearsing, interviewing, researching and studying.
|Completion Homework||Any work assigned following instruction that is begun in class and completed at home||Helps students to keep up to date with the instructional program|
|Practice Homework||Any work that reviews and reinforces skills and concepts learned in class||Helps students to develop newly acquired skills and consolidate new concepts|
|Preparation Homework||Any work that prepares students for new learning or for upcoming summative assessments/evaluations||Requires students to gather information or artifacts in preparation for learning or requires students to prepare for tests, presentations and performances, etc.|
|Any work that explores learning in new contexts or integrates/expands on classroom learning||Encourages students to problem solve, think creatively and think critically|
- The individual student’s strengths/needs and learning style.
- Grade level.
- Demonstrated student understanding.
The following tips may help parents in supporting their son/daughter with homework:
- Set aside a specific time after school each day for your son/daughter to do homework.
- Be available to help your son/daughter without doing the work for him or her.
- Demonstrate interest in your son/daughter’s learning by talking about his or her school day.
- Read to and with your son/daughter from a variety of materials.
- Demonstrate literacy and numeracy in your daily routines, for example, by reading newspapers, writing grocery lists, measuring or calculating costs.
- Provide hands-on activities for young children such as preparing food, doing arts and crafts, and playing letter and word games.
- Limit television and other “technology time”, especially if your son/daughter is having difficulty completing school work.
- Contact your son/daughter’s teacher if you have concerns about your son/daughter’s homework.
- Students will be required to use appropriate grammar instead of texting language.
- Edmodo does not allow private student-to-student messaging- the site will be used to discuss school-related content only in a group context.
- No put-downs or sarcasm toward another’s ideas will be tolerated. All school rules and consequences related to harassment apply.
Cycle plans for Pre-School – Grade 6 are prepared by the pedagogical team and uploaded on the FIS student website and the student’s Edmodo account before the beginning of each cycle.
Cycle plans give a daily outline of all classroom activities and required homework as well as dates of projects and exams. Parents and students are responsible for checking the cycle plan and the student’s Edmodo account daily.
- Teachers write the homework on the board.
- The students are responsible to write the assignments and quizzes they have.
- Students are responsible to check their Edmodo account daily for postings of assignments and other supplementary material.
- Excuses such as “I didn’t hear! You didn’t tell us! I was absent” are not acceptable.
This may include, but is not limited to: copying assignments from classmates, using unauthorized crib sheets for tests, looking at someone else’s test, copying another’s work from the Internet or building servers or permitting another person to perform the assignment.
Plagiarism means to submit the work of others and claim it as your own.
Plagiarism can include any of the following: directly copying a paper or portion of a paper without proper attribution; taking the ideas of another person without proper attribution; turning in someone else’s work as your own; citing works that the student did not consult in the writing of the paper.
*Changing the wording of another document does not avoid the problem of plagiarism.
*Plagiarism is as much about the theft of ideas as it is words.
*When a student cheats on a test or quiz or plagiarizes his / her homework assignment or project, the student takes zero on the work.