•                                      Homework Policy                                                                                                    

    As an athlete or performer, it is expected that someone practice prior to competitions.  The same expectation exists in the classroom.  Tests or quizzes are much like a competition or performance.  Homework is like practice.  In order to do well in competitions, you must practice.  In order to do well on graded assessments, you must complete your homework.  Homework improves vocabulary recognition and emphasizes the main points of reading sections. 
    Homework will be graded on a 2 point scale.  If it is completed ENTIRELY, the student will receive a score of 2 for that assignment.  This means that the questions were answered to the best of your ability and the student attempted to answer what was asked of them in that question.  Below is an example of an unacceptable answer:
    Question:  What causes the motion of the earth's plates?
    Answer:  The plates move on earth.
    The student did not answer the question.  They wrote down words to make it appear as if they tried to answer the question.  If you are unsure of an answer, write down your best response and also write down the page number or packet page number of where you found the vocabulary word associated with that question.
    If a student does not complete the ENTIRE assignment, they will receive a 0 for the assignment.  They will have the opportunity to earn 1 point back if the questions are completed and shown to the teacher the NEXT DAY.  Homework scores should help a student's grade, not bring it down.  The homework table is linked from this page and it is always displayed during our daily warmup question and on the board at the front of the room.  Students are to use their assignment book to keep track of assignments.  On most assignments, students will receive anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to start in class.
Last Modified on August 22, 2014