GRADE 6 Homework Policy

Homework is an integral part of the educational program of the students at Brookvale Elementary School and will be assigned on a regular basis. Parent-supported homework should help students become self-directed self disciplined and independent learners, thus improving their immediate learning as well as their long-term academic achievement. The staff at Brookvale believes in the development of the whole child and the importance of extracurricular activities, play, and socialization.  Homework prepares students for new material, reinforces academic learning, and expands upon classroom instruction. It creates new understanding, building a sense of responsibility in students for their own education, and informs/involves parents and guardians.


I.  Timelines and procedures regardingreview, correcting and return of homework:


Students will independently work on assigned homework and beexpected to return with the completed assignment the following day. Teacherwill review assignment orally with the class while students self-correct.


II. Frequencyof homework:

· Monday Thursday weekly

III. Durationof minutes for homework:

· 45-60 minutes daily (Math, Language Arts, test preparation, andresearch). 

IV. Type ofhomework opportunities:

· Standard based questioning, reasoning, and thinking

· Worksheets and study skills reviewing lesson(s) of the day

· Project based assignments

· Reading

· Research

V. Percentageof overall grade in which homework encompasses:

· 10% of students grade will encompass homework


VI. Individual/long term/major homework assignments:

· Science research project         


VII. Absence/makeuppolicy:

· Students with excused absences areallotted the same number of days of the absence to complete work. Work beyondthose days will not be accepted.




Last Modified on August 3, 2016