Differentiate homework & give students choice... Students choose when to do deliberate practice in math 20 min. [review (meet expectations) or take on a challenge (exceed expectations), & in literacy [write for 60 min./week & read for 60 min./week.] Logging what they have done & showing their progress to the teacher throughout the week is mandatory.
I have two doors in my classroom that are "growing" as we march through the year. I thought I would share their progress with you as this first semester ended. My front door is a year long record of