As an extension of classroom instruction, homework is an integral part of learning. As an out-of-school learning opportunity, homework complements classroom instruction. Students who do not complete assigned work are missing part of their learning experience.
Homework is any course-related activity assigned to be completed outside of class. Homework includes reading, writing, and other activities assigned on a daily or near-daily basis. Its purposes include:
- Practicing or applying new skills and learnings
- Reinforcing previously taught skills and understandings
- Preparing to learn new information and/or skills
- Developing self-discipline