Yes, some enjoy it and others complain, c'est la vie!
We continue the language into 7th and 8th grades and I continue to give each level about 3 days of homework each week. Gloria Manuel ====================== 96/08 From- Subject: Re: HOMEWORK I teach an exploratory class, so this might have to be modified somewhat for other levels. Since I have some sort of warm-up exercise each day, I have three spaces for each day of the week.
In one, they write the answer to the warm-up, in the second they write the homework assignment (these are 8th graders, they don't remember) and in the third I use rubber stamps to check if the homework is completed.
While they are doing the warm-up, I walk around the room and stamp the weekly sheets.
I am able to correct over 160 papers in a relatively short period of time as all I am doing is scanning the papers.
It also adds a grade to their weeks work -- and they all are concerned about the grade.
We do need to impose a regularity of purpose upon the children. Tell them to keep the numbering in order.) All check the answers on the board and suggest corrections.
Timothy Mason ====================== 96/03 From- Subject: correcting homework Although homework is great to reinforce in writing what was done orally in class, correcting it in class can be time consuming and can take time away from precious oral practice in Spanish only. Once the board is approved, they change anything, (if necessary,) on their own papers, or on their partner's.
What FL teacher worth any salt at all cannot identify with Mary Young's letter here below? Each day they fill in their assignments using this format.
(Well, perhaps the "young sprouts" among us don't appreciate the air conditioner as much as those who have put a decade or two in the classroom, but ....) Quite a few talented and helpful people have written about homework and the paper load problem in FLTeach. If written work is part of the assignment, they will attach the written work to the assignment sheet.