Teaching Tip: Interesting Homework

There is no question that homework is important. Good homework assignments provide synthesis of skills and concepts learned in class as well as practice. Homework doesn't have to be dull. Here are some ideas for interesting homework assignments.
  • Write new endings to stories.
  • Conduct experiments.
  • Observe and record weather.
  • Construct a web page.
  • Collect specimens of rocks and leaves.
  • Keep a journal.
  • Plan a healthy menu for a week.
  • Measure common objects in the home.
  • Develop a case study.
  • Create a bulletin board display.
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