for Handling Geraldine's Homework
Here are some
ideas for checking / debriefing homework when Geraldine Lovefluffer
has done it:
1. Collect homework
as students arrive in morning.
2. During a morning
break, check to be sure everyone has turned it in with proper
effort and reasonable accuracy. Check it if you have time.
Occasionally, check to see if they can miss a morning break
to get some extra help or to do the work that they need to
3. Before lunch,
hold students who have not made proper effort and those whose
work is not reasonably accurate to finish. They may get their
trays, but not eat until after completing their homework.
(I would strongly suggest that you get parents to agree to
this before doing it.)
4. After lunch,
give it back to the students who did it and go over it. One
student at a time may write a sentence on the board as the
class corrects as the class discusses the homework.
5. The morning
after that, project an UNEDITED transparency. Have students
copy / correct it at the beginning of the day--for
a class grade! (Examples: on Wednesday morning,
have students write the first 1/3
from the transparency. On Thursday, have them write the second
1/3. This way you are working toward mastery with help for
slower children and evaluation at the “end!”