- DAILY HOMEWORK SCHEDULE
- TEXT ANALYSIS METHODS
- TIPS TO IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING/STUDY SKILLS AT HOME
DAILY HOMEWORK SCHEDULE
__________________________Daily Homework Schedule
__________ to ___________ Math Homework
__________ to ___________ ELA Homework
*****15 Minute Stretch/Snack/Bathroom Break*****
__________ to ___________ Science Homework
__________ to ___________ Social Studies Homework
__________ to ___________ Encore Homework
__________ to ___________ Wrap up anything you didn’t complete or need to review/send any necessary teacher emails, etc.
Think about your schedule when you get home from school. Consider after school activities, dinner routines, etc. If possible, complete homework as soon as you get home from school, so that content is still fresh in your mind. Fill out 15-30 minutes time slots for each subject. Post this in a place that you do homework every day.
See the sample below:
____________Joe’s__________________________ Daily Homework Schedule
____3______ to ____330_______ Math Homework
____330______ to ___4________ ELA Homework
*****15 Minute Break*****
___4_15______ to ___445________ Science Homework
____445______ to ______515_____ Social Studies Homework
___515_______ to ___545________ Encore Homework
_____545_____ to ____6_______ Wrap up anything you didn’t complete or need to review
TEXT ANALYSIS METHODS
- Main Ideas
- Key Details
- Important Vocabulary
- Dates, people, places and WHY they are important
ANNOTATE (MAKE SMALL NOTES):
- Use post its or write in text margins
- Brief summaries (Only a few words)
- Questions you still have
- Personal connections you have to the text
- CIRCLE UNKNOWN WORDS
- PUT A CHECKMARK NEXT TO THE SENTENCES OR PARAGRAPHS YOU UNDERSTAND
- PUT A QUESTION MARK NEXT TO THE SENTENCES OR PARAGRAPHS YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND
- PUT AN EXCLAMATION POINT NEXT TO NEW OR SURPRISING INFORMATION
- AFTER EACH PARAGRAPH WRITE A BRIEF SUMMARY OF WHAT YOU JUST READ.
EX: "THIS PARAGRAPH TALKED ABOUT HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW."
TIPS TO IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING/STUDY SKILLS AT HOME
While reading any text or primary source documents:
- Encourage questioning/discussion regarding text. Use starters such as; “explain”, “describe”, “summarize”, and “compare” to make your students accountable for what they are reading.
- Highlight main ideas and key vocabulary; as well as important people, places and dates.
- Annotate: Create notes or use post-it notes to document real life connections, past text connections, summaries or questions you still have regarding content.
- If questions accompany text, suggest that students read the questions before reading the text.
While working on math:
- Practice, Practice, Practice! Doing practice problems will help increase your understanding!
- Review your mistakes
- Focus on the concept, not processes. This will help increase your understanding!
- Use real-world, concrete examples.
- Use technology, like your calculator or Chromebook, to improve the math learning process.
While studying or mastering content:
- Create foldables, flashcards or graphic organizers focusing primarily on new or challenging material.
- Color code study materials. Highlight content that you feel strongly about in one color and highlight content that you need to review in another color.
- Review new material daily!
- Master new vocabulary words reviewing them, finding synonyms, or using them in sentences.
- Be aware of grades/missing work!
- Check Google Classroom daily
- Use a planner