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Helping Your Students With Homework: A Guide for Teachers - February 1998

Resources

American Federation of Teachers, (1991).Home Team Learning Activities for the Early Grades.*

Canter, Lee, and Hauser, Lee, (1987).Homework Without Tears.New York: Perennial Library.

Eisenberg, Michael B., and Berkowitz, Robert E., (1996).Helping with Homework: A Parent's Guide to Information Problem-Solving.Syracuse University: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology.

Epstein, Joyce L., Salinas, Karen C., and Jackson, Vivian, (1994, revised).Manual for Teachers: Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) Language Arts, Science/Health, and Math Interactive Homework in the Middle Grades.Also, Prototype Activities for TIPS Language Arts, Science/Health, and Math (260 sample homework assignments) for grades 6, 7, 8. Baltimore, Maryland: Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships.

Epstein, Joyce L., and Salinas, Karen C., (1992).Manual for Teachers: Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) Math and Science Interactive Homework in the Elementary Grades.Also, prototype homework activities for TIPS Math (K-5) and Science (3).

Epstein, Joyce L., Coates, Lucretia, Salinas, Karen C., Sanders, Mavis G. and Simon, Beth.S., (1997).School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press.

Klavan, Ellen, (1992).Taming the Homework Monster.New York: Poseidon Press.

Moles, Oliver, (1996).Reaching All Families: Creating Family-Friendly Schools.Produced in collaboration with the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education and the U.S. Department of Education.

The National PTA and the National Education Association, (1995).Helping Your Students Get the Most Out of Homework.**

Paulu, Nancy, and Perkinson, Kathy, (1995).Helping Your Child with Homework.Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education.

Rich, Dorothy, (1988, 1992).Megaskills: How Families Can Help Children Succeed in School and Beyond.Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Sanders, M.G., (November, 1996). "Building Family Partnerships that Last" inEducational Leadership, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 61-66.

Sonna, Linda Agler (1990).The Homework Solution: Getting Kids To Do Their Homework.Charlotte, Vermont: Williamson Publishing Co.

Invaluable information to guide teaching and homework is available on the internet. Because the resources are constantly changing and expanding, it is not possible to provide a complete list of all sites that might be helpful. However, below are a few good places to look for information:

http://www.ed.gov/
http://www.teachnet.com
http://www.refdesk.com/
http://www.lightspan.com/ (fee for use)
http://www.askanexpert.com/education.htm
http://www.askeric.org/

*English and Spanish versions available free in limited quantities by writing: AFT Public Affairs Department, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington , DC 20001.

**This document is available on the National PTA's website athttp://www.PTA.org

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