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Homework Tips for Parents

      Homework Tips for Parents “Expect the Best”

  • Be a Role Model – Start Reading To Your Child Early and Take the Opportunity to Read a Book or Newspaper While Your Child Studies.  Reading Together Helps Set The Pace And Creates A Great Learning Atmosphere
  • Build A Family Library And Fill it With All Genres of Picture and Chapter Books and Make Sure Many of Them Are By and About People Of Color
  • Get Involved and Show an Interest in Your Child’s Homework Assignments. Ask About their School Day and the Subjects and the Work to be Done 
  • Teach Your Child How to be Organized and Keep A Weekly Homework Assignment Book to Write Down Assignments and Check Them Off When Done 
  • Establish a Quiet Time and Encourage Regular Study Time and Eliminate as Many Distractions as Possible No Procrastination and No Phone, TV or Tech Toys 
  • Make Sure Your Child Has a Specific Place to do Homework That Offers Ample Lighting, Minimal Noise and Plenty of Work Space
  • Develop a Strategy for Dealing with Homework Issues and Find a Plan That Works for Your Family and Stick it on the Fridge so Everyone Can See It
  • Try to Relate the Homework to Your Child’s Everyday Life. For Instance, Fractions and Measurements Can Be Learned as the Child Prepares a Favorite Food or Sports
  • See if the School Has a Homework Hotline (That Lists Your Child’s Assignments) and/or a Homework Helpline (Assistance for Your Child)
  • Review Completed and Graded Assignments. Discuss Errors to be Sure Your Child Understands the Material.
  • Meet With Your Child’s Teacher to Discuss the Nature of the Approach to Reading, Spelling and Other Topics That Your Child is Being Taught Understand the System
  • Advocate for Your Child and Share Concerns About the Amount or Type of Homework Assigned andLet Them Know if Your Children Are Having Difficulty 
  • Praise Your Child for Successfully Completing Homework. Nothing Builds Self-Esteem Like Praise From Parents. File or Post Assignment Done Well
  • Offer Monetary Reward for Good Grades and Try to be Consistent Because You Gotta Give Them Money Anyway Make Them Earn It ($5 for A’s, $3 for B’s and $1 for C’s)  


Not sure what books to buy your kids. Download Ashay’s Reading List for African Americans K-12 and Latino American (Bi-Lingual) K-6.  You will find that most of the books meet the Core Curriculum Standards for the Classroom and also are approved for the the Accelerated Reading Program.

Download Ashay’s 2018 African American Reading List for Baby-3 -6 Grade  CLICK HERE  
Download Ashay’s 2018 Spanish Bi-Lingual Reading List CLICK HERE                                               

Download Ashay's 2018 African American Reading List for 7-12 Grades  CLICK HERE 

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