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"Design Your Own Homework"

Teacher Valerie Grimes of Phoenix, Arizona, discovered a unique way to add interest to homework assignments and get parents involved. Once a month, students design their own assignments -- be it cooking, shopping, or a trip -- and report to the group about their activities. "The kids never fail to astonish me with their original ideas!" said Grimes.

Learn More About "Design Your Own Homework"
Education World published an article last year about this unique strategy. Click the link below to read that article.

Students Rule With 'Design Your Own Homework' The kids say the unique homework strategy allows them to be creative and teaches them responsibility. Will it work in your classroom? Included: Learn more about the types of assignments Grimes's students have created.

Read more about homework strategies on our special Strategies That Work: Homework Web page.