Resources for Homework

Best Resources from Learning about Homework from Larry Ferlazzo Updated list

Cathy Vatterott--The Homework Lady Cathy's web page
Rethinking Homework published by ASCD
Video of Cathy talking about her book "Rethinking Homework"
Interview from ASCD with Cathy
homework myths.doc One of my favorite articles from Cathy list 3 myths related to homework.
The Homework Lady Sounds Off More thoughts from Cathy on homework.
Zeros Cathy Vatterott.doc This article talks about giving zeros and an alternative program ZAP, zeros aren't permitted. ASCD article Five Hallmarks of Good Homework, September 2010 pages 10-15


Four Great Articles on Homework Strategies

“The Art and Science of Teaching” by Robert Marzano

Chapter 3—What will I do to help students practice and deepen their understanding of new knowledge.
Chapter 1—What will I do to establish and communicate learning goals?
Chapter 5—What will I do to engage students?
Chapter 8—What will I do to establish and maintain effective relationships with students?

The Center for Public Education search “homework” or pick homework from the menu bar. This site has several excellent resources.
Be sure to check out Key Lessons: What Research says about the value of Homework and Frequently Asked Questions: From the Center for Public Education.

Dr. Harris Cooper

The Battle Over Homework Common Ground for Administrator, Teachers and Parents
Chapters from "The Battle Over Homework ...." provided by Google.
battle over homework interview.pdf An interview with Dr. Cooper
battle over homework synopsis.pdf Questions and answers from The Battle Over Homework.

Rick Wormeli

How Much Should Homework Count
If you go to this Youtube site there are several other videos from Rick about homework and grading.

Other Notables with similar feelings and attitudes toward homework and grading.

Ken O'Connor
Bob Marzano
Doug Reves
Lee Jenkins Stop Homework is the blog of Sara Bennett, co-author of "The Case Against Homework: How Homework is Hurting Our Children and What we can Do About It." Stop Homework provides up-to-the-minute homework news, opinion articles, and guest editorials.

Canadian Council of Learning this site has several articles and links to research about homework and its effectiveness.
This Lessons in Learning is based on CCL's systematic review of research about homework completed in spring 2009. The systematic review analyses 18 studies published from 2003 to 2007. The executive summary and full report is located at: National Parent Teacher Association National Education Association

When Students Don't Prepare for Class Article from TeacherMagazine. Several problems but short on many solutions.

Worked Out Examples
  • Article for onsite help with math as well as being able to purchase answers.
  • Research shows that providing worked examples for actual assigned homework problems is beneficial.
  • Decrease in wrong learning
  • Routine questions that benefit few students is an inefficient use of class time.
  • Instead of How do I start? students ask Why did they take that step?
Web Sites for Worked Out Examples