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

Tips for Getting Homework Done

5. Create assignments that challenge students
to think and to integrate

Homework can give students an opportunity to apply a concept beyond the controlled conditions of the classroom. It can also help students pull together and connect information from different places, sources, and subjects.

Good assignments often challenge students to break free of their usual way of thinking. Such assignments might require students to combine two ideas that are usually not associated.

Ms. Faucette suggests the following assignments for junior high students:

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