Kathy Collins and Franki Sibberson on literacy homework

October 20th, 2011

Stenhouse authors Kathy Collins (Growing Readers and Reading for Real) and Franki Sibberson (most recently Beyond Leveled Books, Second Edition) recently recorded a podcast interview on the Choice Literacy website about making homework more meaningful.

“Making homework, distributing homework, correcting homework. I feel like sometimes the energies we put into homework we’re taking away from more valuable things, planning instruction,” said Kathy during the interview. She also reflects on how her views changed as she experienced homework from the “parent side,” and suggests that homework in the elementary grades should primarily aim to spur child-parent and school-home communication.

You can listen to the full discussion on the Choice Literacy website.

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