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Volume 32

"Half Off" Homework Passes

Many teachers give out homework passes as rewards. Students can turn in the passes in lieu of completing a homework assignment. Instead of giving out full homework passes, how about giving out half off homework passes instead? Students can use a half-off pass to turn in a half-completed assignment. That way, you can still be sure students learned the concepts being reinforced with the assignment. In order to track the half-off rewards you give out, you might print the reward coupons on adhesive label paper. Instead of stapling a homework pass to a paper (inevitably, some passes will become separated from their papers), the student can stick the label on the assignment for which he or she wishes to use the pass.

Article by Cara Bafile
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