Homework Resources for Parents

Learning to study effectively can be one of a child's greatest challenges, and there's no one right way. These resources can help parents work with their student to find just the right strategies for success at studying and homework.

 

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Helping Your Child Series - US Department of Education

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K to 8
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Encourage parents to become involved with their children's education using these helpful, downloadable booklets on helping your child with science, history, math, reading, homework,...more
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Encourage parents to become involved with their children's education using these helpful, downloadable booklets on helping your child with science, history, math, reading, homework, early adolescence, preschool, general success in school, and being a responsible citizen. Some are geared for elementary only and others extend through middle school. Most are also available in Spanish version. Download as a pdf (Acrobat file) or Word document. You can order copies, but it may be easier and faster to simply print your own. Remember that you need Acrobat Reader to open pdf files. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

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Hand these booklets out at back to school night, open house, or conferences. Encourage parents to become involved supportively.
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Homework High - Channel 4

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5 to 11
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Students - ages 11 to 16 - can solicit the help of a virtual librarian on this British site that offers an "Ask Jeeves" style of homework assistance. A teacher-monitored ...more
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Students - ages 11 to 16 - can solicit the help of a virtual librarian on this British site that offers an "Ask Jeeves" style of homework assistance. A teacher-monitored live advice session is offered during evening hours (U.K. time - roughly 2pm-5pm Eastern time).

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While this site does not have all of the answers, and the search method can be a bit awkward (correct spelling is a must!), it is still useful as a resource to point students in the right direction when they need more information about a topic. Bookmark this site on your classroom computer or suggest that parents make it available to their children as an at-home reference.

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Helping Your Child with Homework - U.S. Department of Education

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1 to 6
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This checklist from the Department of Education clearly organizes and outlines what parents can do to make school and homework a priority in their students' lives. Pass along the site...more
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This checklist from the Department of Education clearly organizes and outlines what parents can do to make school and homework a priority in their students' lives. Pass along the site to parents, who will undoubtedly appreciate the easy methods recommended on this list.

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This site offers tips for parents from the Department of Education.

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How Parents and Families can help their Children do better in School - U.S. Department of Education

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1 to 8
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This site from the Department of Education offers a few simple tips to help parents make education a success and priority in their student's lives. ...more
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This site from the Department of Education offers a few simple tips to help parents make education a success and priority in their student's lives.

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Pass this site along to parents via wiki or webpage, allowing them to help their students outside of the classroom.

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