Easily one of the top five topics if you look at my most popular blog posts: Choice in homework.
I won’t go to deeply into what I mean by homework choice because you can see a pretty good summary here in one of the most popular posts of 2014. After you look at that, you may have a question I’ve been asked many times:
What does this look like for novices?
After not having taught novices in five years, this year I have the chance to find out. I’ll have two classes of students with no measurable proficiency. The situation is even more interesting because one of the groups is ages 6 to 10. (Yes! I will be making a homework choice adaptation for elementary students!)
So, I’ve finally adapted the choices to fit (I hope) very early novice students, in my case ages 11 to 15. You can find the PDF and .docx files at the end of my post about my syllabus, or you can see the list here. Feedback welcome, as always.