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.
Are you looking for some fun ideas and activities for teaching sight words? Check out this interactive activity to help students master sight words! This game is great for literacy centers and independent practice for the classroom and homeschool. Great for advanced pre k, kindergarten, and first grade. My kids love learning sight words with this activity. Help improve sight word fluency and keep kids moving. Click on the picture to see how we use this activity.
The best writing always focuses in on one small scene. Needless to say, "What I Did Over Summer Vacation" is too sweeping of a topic to generate interesting narrative! Use this chart to help kids choose a topic.