Current research has shown that homework has a negative impact on student achievement.
Home Reading Time
In lieu of homework, students should read at home and/or be read to daily. Students who are read to daily from infancy have better language skills and eventually become better readers. Parents are highly encouraged to read to their child early and often. A child is never too old to enjoy a “read aloud”. Family reading time is often a very special and memorable time for children and their
parents. Children learn to read well by reading daily. Once the child is able to read simple books independently, a quiet reading time daily or just before sleep time is highly recommended. Children who are struggling with reading will benefit from “paired reading” when the adult reads a few sentences and then the child reads a few sentences until the story is finished. The more students read independently the stronger their overall academic progress.