Homework Help for Kids

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What should homework look like?

Homework assignments can vary widely even among teachers in the same school, but there are some guidelines that teachers should follow.

With the exception of pre-reading or read-ahead assignments, homework should never be used to introduce new skills or concepts, and should always relate directly to current classroom learning.

Practicing a skill is acceptable: For example, a first grader being assigned 10 minutes of simple addition problems, but homework should not be busy work.