Lesson 1: Attributes of Meaningful Homework Assignments


Unit 2 Lesson 1: Attributes of Meaningful Homework Assignments>

Objective: Participants will be able to identify attributes that are valuable in homework assignments.


"I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework" Lily Tomlin


1. View


2. Read:

Increasing the Effectiveness of Homework for AllLearners in the Inclusive Classroom

Making Homework Meaningful

Five Hallmarks of Good Homework


The reading Five Hallmarks of Good Homework states that Purpose, Efficiency, Ownership, Competence, and Aesthetic Appeal as the attributes of good homework. Which of these do you feel is the most important? Why?

4. Reflection:

Reflect on the following questions in a notebook or journal. You will continue to reflect on concepts throughout the course, so keep the notebook on hand!

Using the flow chart above, do your current homework assignments seem meaningful? At what point in the chart do your homework assignments fail?


Lesson 2: Incorporating Homework into the Classroom

Victoria Robey-Hicks Mini Course