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									Homework
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  ALAMEDA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
        SHEILA JORDAN, SUPERINTENDENT
  313 WEST WINTON AVE. • HAYWARD, CA 94544-1136
                 www.acoe.org
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                      PROJECT OVERVIE                                W
Description
This project overview section is intended to give a general conception of the
Homework Helper: Tutoring Service-Learning project. It will take you five weeks to
complete the project. Each week follows the Service-Learning process of meeting a
local community need, learning information on an issue/topic, planning and preparing the
project, conducting service, and reflecting and celebrating the results of the project.
Within each week, there are one or three lessons. Each lesson identifies a theme and
main activity to support. Please use this document when planning.


Week One—Establishing a Community Need
   Lesson 1           Theme: Facts about literacy in the United States.
                 Main Activity: Create a pie chart illustrating a fact.
   Lesson 2           Theme: Value of a community need.
                 Main Activity: Approve a community survey.
   Lesson 3           Theme: Review of the community survey.
                 Main Activity: Analyze the community survey and draw conclusions.


Week Two—Learning About Homework Tips to Assist in Tutoring and
         Volunteering in Schools
   Lesson 1           Theme: Learn about homework tips for parents.
                 Main Activity: Read an article on homework tips.
   Lesson 2           Theme: Learn the role of community agencies.
                 Main Activity: Listen to a community-based organization (CBO) presentation.
   Lesson 3           Theme: Learn about the role that local individuals play in tutoring.
                 Main Activity: Listen to the speaker presentation.


Week Three—Project Planning
   Lesson 1           Theme: Plan your project.
                 Main Activity: Fill out the planning project worksheet.
   Lesson 2           Theme: Set up your Service-Learning project.
                 Main Activity: Identify student roles.
   Lesson 3           Theme: Set up project logistics.
                 Main Activity: Review student roles.                                            (over)

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Week Four—Service
    Lesson 1           Theme: Provide service.
                  Main Activity: Provide tutoring and homework assistance.


Week Five—Reflection and Celebration
    Lesson 1           Theme: Evaluate the project.
                  Main Activity: Work on reflection activity.
    Lesson 2           Theme: Celebrate the Service-Learning project.
                  Main Activity: Party and pass out certificates.




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                                 Introduction

               The purpose of the Homework Helper: Tutoring project is to provide an
               After School Service-Learning component to your program. The Home-
               work Helper: Tutoring Service-Learning project was created to provide
               after school assistance to students.
               The project takes five weeks for completion with one to three lessons
               per week. Each lesson starts out with an overview table that includes a
               clear student objective. Under the objective is a table. The table iden-
               tifies three activities (pre, main, post) to meet the objective. For each
               activity, the overview identifies how to prepare, conduct, and estimate
               the amount of time needed for completion.
               The lessons also include supplemental handouts for students. These
               should be reproduced for students. Please look in the upper right-hand
               corner for the designated student marking. In the lower right-hand
               corner, you will find week and lesson indicators along with the page
               number.
               Please take time to familiarize yourself with the curriculum before
               working with your students. Contact a Service-Learning expert for ad-
               ditional assistance if needed.




                                                                                                    (over)

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             How to Use the Curriculum

GENERAL CONCEPTION
The curriculum is intended to be user friendly for use in an After School program. Each lesson is
designed to be incorporated in a 40-50 minute segment of the After School academic enrichment
section. Each Service-Learning project provides both a strong service and learning component.
Please follow the steps below for efficient use:


Step One: Project Overview Introduction
Review the general Project Overview of the curriculum guide. Locate the week that your class will
be working on and familiarize yourself with the week title, number of lessons, theme for each lesson,
and major activity. This will give you a sense of what will be accomplished.


Step Two: Week Composition
Review the section of the guide that you will work on. Each week of the curriculum has two to three
lessons.


Step Three: Lesson Composition
Review the lesson overview page. The overview page gives you an objective for the day. A table
follows with identified activities, lesson preparation and estimated time to complete each activity.
Each activity describes what to do (description) and how to do it (method). After reading and under-
standing the overview, please reproduce the student handouts and thought questions that follow the
overview page(s). (thought questions are optional)




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                     Homework
                      Helper:
                         Tutoring


                                      Week One

                   Establishing a
                  Community Need




Homework Helper: Tutoring: Week One              Page 1
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                                                LESSON ONE

                     Facts About Literacy
                     in the United States
                                               Overview

       Objective: Students learn three facts about literacy in the United
                  States.

                Activity                          Method            Lesson Preparation                  Time

1. Fact Sheet
                                                                  •	Reproduce	handout	#1	
    Describe three facts about literacy in   Class Discussion                                       5 minutes
                                                                    and give to each student.
    the U.S.
2. Pie Chart                                                      •	Divide	students	into	three	
    Create a pie chart that reflects the     Group Work             groups and assign one fact
    fact assigned to your group.                                    per group.
                                                                  •	Distribute	markers	and	
    Share a completed pie chart for each     Class Discussion                                       30 minutes
                                                                    crayons to complete the pie
    fact with the entire class.
                                                                    chart.
                                                                  •	Reproduce	handout	#2	and	
                                                                    give to each student.
3. Journal Completion                                             •	Distribute	journals	or	
                                             Individual Journal
    Write thoughts about lesson #1 in a                             notebook paper for students     5 minutes
                                             Writiing
    journal.                                                        to write their thoughts.




Supplemental Activity
Students may work on Thought Questions (Student Handout #3). This is an optional assignment.




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                                                  Student Handout #1


                 Homework/Volunteering
                      Statistics
                                       Fact Sheet

Directions:
Your group will be assigned one of three facts about homework and parent school volunteering in
the United States. Each group should read their fact and have every student draw a pie chart that
reflects the fact. Students should share their completed pie chart with other group members.
Discuss the pie charts as a whole class.


Group One:
  Fact One (Parent Volunteering and Education)
  •	There	are	26%	of	parents	with	a	GED	who	will	volunteer	in	school.	Seventy-four	percent	of	par-
    ents with a GED are not interested in school volunteering.


Group Two:
  Fact Two (Homework Tips)
  •	There	are	89%	of	public	K-8	schools	that	provide	information	to	parents	about	helping	their	
    children	with	homework.	There	are	11%	of	K-8	schools	that	do	not	provide	this	information.


Group Three:
  Fact Three (Homework Signage)
  •	Three	in	10	parents	report	that	their	children’s	school	requires	them	to	sign	for	completed	
    homework.	Seven	in	10	parents	that	report	that	their	children’s	school	does	not	have	a	require-
    ment.




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                                                Student Handout #2


                                      Pie Chart


                                      Fact Sheet
Directions:
Draw a pie chart that reflects the fact assigned to your group from handout #1. Share the completed
drawing with other group members.


                  Use the following space to create your pie chart.




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                                                 Student Handout #3


                        Thought Questions

Directions:
The following questions are for you to think about after completing Lesson One activities. The
questions may be answered as a whole class, in groups, or individually.

Question #1—Which fact about parent volunteering or homework helping
stood out?




Question #2—Why was your pie chart fact important?




Question #3—What did you learn today about the role of the school and
parent involvement with homework?




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                                                 LESSON TWO

             Value of a Community Need
                                                 Overview
     Objective: Students determine if providing homework help meets a
                local community need.


                Activity                            Method              Lesson Preparation                  Time

1. Reasons for Project
    Describe if providing homework help        Class Discussion       •	Use	a	flip	chart	with	the	
    or tutoring would meet a community                                  heading “Reasons for the
    need.                                                               Project.”                       10 minutes

    Make a list of reasons for doing the       Brainstorm a list of   •	Markers	
    project.                                   reasons
2. Community Needs Survey
   (Draft)                                                            •	Reproduce	and	distribute	
                                                                        the community survey draft.
    Review the draft of a community            Class Discussion
                                                                        (handout #1)
    needs survey. (handout #1)
                                                                      •	Distribute	sheets	of	paper	
    •	Make	additional	changes	to	the	        Class Discussion           to make additional survey       15-20	minutes
      survey and gain class approval for                                changes.
      draft.
                                                                      •	Reproduce	and	distribute	
    •	Create	a	list	of	people	who	will	take	 Group Work                 documentation survey sheet.
      the survey.                                                       (handout	#2)
    •	Share	the	list	with	the	entire	class.  Class Discussion
3. Journal Completion
    Turn to a partner and discuss if it will   Student Pairing                                          5 minutes
    be easy or hard to administer the          (oral discussion)
    survey.

Supplemental Activity
Students may work on Thought Questions (Student Handout #3). This is an optional assignment.




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                                                    Student Handout #1


                                 COMMUNITY NEEDS SURVEY

            Homework Helper: Tutoring
Student Directions:
Please distribute the following survey to three to five individuals in the community.

Survey Directions:
The Community Needs Survey has been designed to gather information on your feeling that
providing services that benefit your school is meeting a local community need. The survey should
take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Thank you for your time.

                               COMMUNITY NEEDS SURVEY
Homework Help
1. Do you help your child with homework?


2.	What	subjects	does	your	child	have	the	most	difficulty	with?


3. How many minutes of homework does your child have every night?


4. Are the homework assignments easy or difficult for your child?


5. Would you like additional homework help for your child in the After School program?


Tutoring
6.	Does	your	school	provide	you	with	tips	for	helping	your	child	with	homework?


7. What kind of tutoring would benefit your child? (homework helper or reading reinforcement)


8.	Are	there	organizations	in	the	community	that	provide	tutoring	help?




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                                                Student Handout #2


                                COMMUNITY NEEDS SURVEY

                    Documentation Sheet


Directions:
Complete this documentation sheet once you have administered the Community Needs Survey to
three people. List the names of all individuals who took the survey along with the date. Each person
who filled out the survey should date and sign their name.


Your Name:                                                           Date:




Name (Print)                                Date             Signature




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                                                 Student Handout #3


                       Thought Questions

Directions:
The following questions are for you to think about after completing Lesson Two activities. The
questions may be answered as a whole class, in groups, or individually.

Question #1—What were the most important reasons for conducting a
community needs survey?




Question #2—Who did you select to take the community survey? Why did
you choose these individuals?




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                                               LESSON THREE

Review of Community Needs Survey
                                                Overview
        Objective: Students review results from the Community Needs
                   Survey and draw conclusions.


                 Activity                          Method             Lesson Preparation                   Time

1. Analysis of Survey                                               •	Distribute	journals	or	
     Write a paragraph on whether it was      Individual Journal      notebook paper for students      5 minutes
     easy or hard to administer the survey.   Writing                 to write down their thoughts.

2. Community Survey Results
     Review the results of the community      Class Discussion      •	Supply	a	flip	chart	to	review	
     needs surveys.                                                   and summarize results from       30 minutes
     Summarize question results from all                              all surveys collected.
     surveys collected.
     Draw individual conclusions from the     Class Discussion      •	Reproduce	and	fill	out	
     survey results (handout #1).                                     conclusion/evidence table.       10 minutes
                                                                      (handout #1)
3. Conclusion Statements                                            •	Bring	arts/crafts	paper	to	
     Write and create conclusion              Individual Students     class along with markers.
     statements based on main activity.                             •	Bring	tape	for	students	to	      5 minutes
     Display the conclusion statements in     Arts and Crafts         hang up their conclusions in
     your classroom.                                                  the classroom.




Supplemental Activity
Students	may	work	on	Thought	Questions	(Student	Handout	#2).	This	is	an	optional	assignment.




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                                                  Student Handout #1


                                    Conclusions
Directions:
Write one or two conclusions based on the Community Needs Survey. Please think about how and
why you made the conclusions. Share your conclusion sheet with a partner and then the entire class.



Conclusion #1




Conclusion #2




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                                                 Student Handout #2


                        Thought Questions

Directions:
The following questions are for you to think about after completing Lesson Three activities. The
questions may be answered as a whole class, in groups, or individually.

Question #1—How many surveys were collected by your class? Was this
enough information for accurate results?




Question #2—Were the conclusions hard to make?




Question #3—Did having the conclusions on display remind you of the
project’s importance?




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                      Homework
                       Helper:
                           Tutoring


                                        Week Two

                      Learning about
                      Homework and
                      Tips for Parents




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                                                 LESSON ONE

           Learning About
    Homework and Tips for Parents
          Through Readings
                                                Overview
        Objective: Students learn about homework in the United States and
                   tips for parents.

                 Activity                          Method            Lesson Preparation                 Time

1. Article Introduction
     Introduce an article by giving a brief   Class Discussion     •	Read	handouts	#1	and	#2.       5 minutes
     overview and what to look for.
2. Article Reading
     Divide students into two groups and      Individual Work
     assign each group a section of the       (reading article)
     article.                                                      •	Reproduce	and	distribute	
      Group #1 - Homework in the U.S.                                article sections to each
                   (benefits and negative                            group.	(handouts	#1	and	#2)    40 minutes
                   effects)                                        •	Reproduce	and	distribute	
      Group	#2	-	Homework	tips	for	           Group Work             handout #3 to each group.
                   parents                    (completing
     Have students summarize their section    summary sheet)
     of the article. (handout #3)
3. Journal Completion                                              •	Distribute	journals	or	
                                              Individual Journal
     Write thoughts about what you                                   notebook paper for students    5 minutes
                                              Writing
     learned from the article in a journal.                          to write their thoughts.


Supplemental Activity
Students may work on Thought Questions (Student Handout #4). This is an optional assignment.




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                                                        Student Handout #1



     Homework in the United States
                                            Group #1

                                           Fact Sheet
Directions:
Read the following article section on homework in the United States. Upon completion of the read-
ing, summarize what you have read. (Use handout #3.)


Homework	has	been	a	part	of	students’	lives	since	the	beginning	of	formal	schooling	in	the	United	
States.	In	the	early	20th	century,	the	mind	was	viewed	as	a	muscle	that	could	be	strengthened	
through mental exercise. Homework in the 1040s fell out of favor because it was closely associated
with	repeating	material.	In	the	1950s,	Americans	worried	that	education	was	not	hard	enough	and	
that	homework	could	speed	up	learning.		In	the	1960s,	parents	were	concerned	that	homework	was	
crowding	out	social	experiences	and	outdoor	activities.	In	the	1990s,	there	was	a	push	for	more	
homework because of the rise of academic standards.
Homework has benefits. It can improve remembering and understanding of schoolwork. Homework
can help students develop study skills that will be of value after they leave school. Homework teach-
es that learning takes place anywhere, not just in the classroom. Homework can also foster character
traits such as independence and responsibility. It teaches children to manage time.
Homework can also have a negative effect on children. Some students will grow bored if they are
required to spend too much time on homework. Homework can prevent children from taking part in
leisure and community activities. Homework can also promote cheating through the copying of as-
signments or help that goes beyond tutoring.
The	National	parent	Teacher	Association	(PTA)	suggest	that	10-20	minutes	of	homework	for	grades	
K-2,	30-60	minutes	for	grades	3-6;	and	greater	amounts	for	middle	and	high	school	students.	Short-
er and more frequent assignments may be more effective than longer but fewer assignments. Young
children have short attention spans and need to feel that they have successfully completed a task.


Source: Adapted from United States Department of Education




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                                                  Student Handout #2


                                Homework Tips
                                 for Parents
                                           Group #2

                                           Fact Sheet
Directions:
Read the following article section on homework tips for parents. Upon completion of the reading,
summarize what you have read. (Use handout #3.)


Research shows that parent involvement can have either a positive or negative impact on the value
of	homework.	Parent	involvement	can	be	used	to	speed	up	a	child’s	learning.		Homework	can	involve	
parents	in	the	school	process	and	enhance	parents’	appreciation	of	education.		Parent	involvement	
may also interfere with learning. For example, parents can confuse children if the teaching techniques
they use differ from those used in the classroom. Parent involvement can turn to interference if par-
ents complete tasks that the child is capable of completing alone.
Some of the general homework tips for parents are:
  •	Make	sure	your	child	has	a	quiet,	well-lit	place	to	do	homework.
  •	Make	sure	the	materials	your	child	needs,	such	as	paper,	pencils,	and	a	dictionary,	are	available.
  •	Help	your	child	with	time	management.		(Set	time	to	do	homework.)
  •	Be	positive	about	homework.
  •	When	your	child	asks	for	help,	provide	guidance,	not	answers.
  •	When	the	teacher	asks	that	you	play	a	role	in	homework,	do	it.
  •	If	homework	is	meant	to	be	done	by	your	child	alone,	stay	away.
  •	Reward	progress	in	homework.
  •	Stay	informed.	(Talk	with	your	child’s	teacher.)


Source: United States Department of Education




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                                                 Student Handout #3


                              Article Review

Directions:
In your group, please summarize what you have read in your article. Share the results of this page
with the entire class.




Name of article:




Summary of article:




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                                                Student Handout #4


                        Thought Questions

Directions:
The following questions are for you to think about after completing Lesson One activities. The ques-
tions may be answered as a whole class, in groups, or individually.


GROUP 1—Homework in the United States

Question #1—How has the value of homework differed in previous decades
in the United States?




Question #2—What are two benefits of homework?




                                                                                               (over)


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GROUP 2—Homework Tips for Parents

Question #1—What is the positive impact of homework on parents?




Question #2—How can parent involvement hurt learning?




Question #3—What are two general homework tips for parents?




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                                             LESSON TWO

                  Learning the Role of a
                    Community Agency
                                            Overview

       Objective: Students learn the role of a community agency to assist
                  students with homework or tutoring.

               Activity                        Method             Lesson Preparation                  Time

1. Community Agency
                                                                •	Talk	to	the	CBO	
   Background Information
                                           Class Discussion       representative and ask for      5 minutes
    Provide information on the guest                              biographical information.
    speaker.
2. Community-Based
   Organization (CBO)                                           •	Plan	seating	arrangement	and	
   Presentation                                                   training resources needed for
                                           Class Presentation                                   10-20	minutes
    A CBO representative talks about the                          CBO representative. (VCR/
    agency, services provided to assist                           overhead projector)
    students with homework or tutoring.
3. Community Agency Form                                        •	Reproduce	handout	#1	and	
                                           Individual Work                                        15 minutes
    Fill out the community agency form.                           distribute to students.

    Journal Photo Display
    Take pictures of the CBO               Assign student to
                                           take photographs.    •	Camera
    representative.
                                                                •	Poster	paper                    Additional class
    Create a poster display of the pictures                     •	Markers                         period
    along with a display of resource        Group Work (make    •	Tape
    information given out by the CBO        poster)
    representative.



Supplemental Activity
Students	may	work	on	Thought	Questions	(Student	Handout	#2).		This	is	an	optional	assignment.




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                                                  Student Handout #1


                 Community Agency Form

Directions:
After you have heard the guest speaker, please complete this form. Turn in the completed form to
your teacher.

Name of Agency


Service(s) Provided




Numbers Served

Impact of the Service




What have you learned from the agency representative?




How does the guest speaker fit into your Service-Learning project?




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                                               Student Handout #2


                        Thought Questions

Directions:
The following questions are for you to think about after completing the Community Agency Form.
The questions may be answered as a whole class, in groups, or individually.


Question #1—Do you feel that the community agency provides a valuable
service to the community?




Question #2—How does the community agency help students with their
homework?




Question #3—Can the community agency play a role as a partner in the
Homework Helper: Tutoring project?




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                                              LESSON THREE

        Learning the Role of Volunteers
             in Assisting Students

                                               Overview

       Objective: Students learn the role of volunteers (heroes) as partners
                  in assisting with homework help or tutoring.

                Activity                         Method              Lesson Preparation                    Time

1. Volunteer (Hero) Background                                     Talk to guest speaker before
    Provide information about the local                            the visit on the service(s) that
                                             Class discussion                                         5 minutes
    individual who will visit the class.                           assist students and also obtain
                                                                   biographical information.
2. Volunteer Presentation                                          Plan seating arrangement and
    Local individual talks about the                               training resources needed for
                                             Class presentation                                       10-20	minutes
    services provided to assist with                               guest speaker. (VCR/overhead
    homework or tutoring.                                          projector)

    Guest Speaker Form                                             Reproduce handout #1 and
                                             Group work                                               15 minutes
    Fill out the Guest Speaker Form.                               distribute to students.

3. Letter Writing Reflection                                       Provide paper, pen, stamps,
                                                                   and envelope for letter writing.   Additional class
    Write group letters to thank the guest
                                             Group work                                               period needed
    speaker.                                                       Reproduce	handout	#2	and	          for this activity.
                                                                   distribute to students.
4. Local Hero Hall of Fame                   Group Work
    Start a Hall of Fame with pictures       Group members
    of each guest speaker (local hero).                            Provide camera to take
                                             should take                                              Additional class
    Each picture should have a caption                             photographs.
                                             photographs,                                             period needed
    below describing their service to the    determine Hall of     Provide craft paper for            for this activity.
    community.                               Fame location, and    captions.
                                             create captions for
                                             pictures taken.




Supplemental Activity
Students may work on Thought Questions (Student Handout #3). This is an optional assignment.


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                                                 Student Handout #1


                      Guest Speaker Form:
                      Tutoring Volunteers
Directions:
After you have heard the guest speaker volunteer, please complete this Guest Speaker Form. Turn in
the completed form to your teacher.

Name


Occupation



Description of successes with students




What have you learned?




Are there other individuals in the community who are heroes centering on providing homework help
or tutoring?




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                                                 Student Handout #2


                   Letter Writing Sample

Directions:
Please have your group write a letter thanking the guest speaker for talking to your class. Below is a
sample letter format for guidance.




DATE


NAME	OF	GUEST	SPEAKER
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

DEAR Mr./Mrs./Ms./Dr.,

OPENING PARAGRAPH: Thank the guest speaker. Mention the date of the talk and what he/she
talked about in general terms.

MIDDLE PARAGRAPH: Specify what you liked best about the talk and how the information will as-
sist in the Homework Help: Tutoring project.

CLOSING PARAGRAPH: Thank them again and invite the speaker back in the future.

SINCERELY,


NAMES OF STUDENTS IN YOUR GROUP
SCHOOL
AFTER SCHOOL CLASS




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                                                Student Handout #3


                         Thought Questions

Directions:
The following questions are for you to think about after completing the Guest Speaker Form. The
questions may be answered as a whole class, in groups, or individually.


Question #1—Is it hard for schools to get volunteers to help students with
tutoring?




Question #2—Would you want to do volunteer work in the community?




Question #3—Can you think of other people who volunteer in the
community to help students?




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                      Homework
                       Helper:
                          Tutoring


                                  Week Three

                    Project Planning




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                                               LESSON ONE

             Planning a Service-Learning
                       Project
                                              Overview
        Objective: Students learn to plan a Service-Learning project.



                 Activity                        Method             Lesson Preparation                Time

1. Icebreaker Question
                                                                  Distribute journals or notebook
     Answer question: Have you ever         Individual Journal
                                                                  paper to write responses to the 5 minutes
     planned ahead of time for a project/   Writing
                                                                  question.
     trip?
2. Project Planning Sheet                                         •	Divide	students	into	three	
     Complete the Project Planning                                  groups and assign questions
     Sheet. The sheet describes project     Group Work              on the Project Planning Sheet
                                                                    to complete.                  30 minutes
     resources, people/organizations, steps Class Discussion
     of plan, obstacles, and results.                             •	Reproduce	handout	#1	for	all	
                                                                    students.
3. Reflection Pairing
     Students discuss roles and             Pairing Students
                                                                                                 5 minutes
     responsibilities in the planning       (Oral Conversation)
     process.



Supplemental Activity
Students	may	work	on	Thought	Questions	(Student	Handout	#2).		This	is	an	optional	assignment.




Homework Helper: Tutoring: Week Three                                                        Lesson One: Page 53
                                                  Student Handout #1


          Project Planning Worksheet

Directions:
Fill out the Project Planning Worksheet section that has been assigned to your group. Relate this
information to the whole class. After all groups have reported, please complete the remainder of the
worksheet.
Group #1 (Fill in items 1-4)


1. Project Name

2.	Date(s)	&	Time	of	Project

3. Tools and material resources needed for the project:

  a.

  b.

  c.

  d.

  e.

  f.

4. People and organizations who can be resources and support:

  a.

  b.

  c.

  d.

  e.

  f.



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Group #2 (Fill in item 5.)
5. Steps of the plan (how to do the project):

  a.



  b.



  c.



  d.



  e.



  f.



  g.



  h.



  i.



  j.



  k.



  l.



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Group #3 (Fill in items 6 and 7.)
6.	Potential	obstacles	for	project:

  a.



  b.



  c.



  d.



  e.



  f.



7. What will happen as a result of accomplishing this project?

  a.



  b.



  c.



  d.



  e.




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                                                Student Handout #2


                         Thought Questions

Directions:
The following questions are for you to think about after completing the Project Planning Sheet. The
questions may be answered as a whole class, in groups, or individually.


Question #1—What was the most difficult part of planning your project?




Question #2—Is your plan realistic?




Question #3—How often should your plan be revisited and revised?




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                                                                                                   Staff

                                             LESSON TWO

                    Setting Up Your
                Service-Learning Project
                                             Overview
        Objective: Students learn to set up a Service-Learning project to
                   assist students with homework help or tutoring.



                Activity                        Method            Lesson Preparation                   Time

1. Personal Relationship
     Write about a person who has helped   Individual Journal   Distribute journals or notebook
                                                                                                5 minutes
     you with your homework or tutored     Writing              paper.
     you in the past.

2. Identification of Services                                   •	Distribute	handout	#1	on	
     In small groups review the handout on                        identification of tutoring and
     student expertise to assist students  Group Work             homework helper expertise.       30 minutes
     with tutoring or homework help.                            •	Arrange	chairs	in	small	
                                                                  groups.

3. Journal Completion
     Write your thoughts on your role in                        Distribute journals or notebook
                                           Individual Journal
     providing services to students. Are                        paper for students to write     5 minutes
                                           Writing
     you comfortable in your role?                              their thoughts.



Supplemental Activity
Students	may	work	on	Thought	Questions.	(Student	Handout	#2).		This	is	an	optional	assignment.




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                                                     Student Handout #1



       Identification of Tutoring and
         Homework Helper Extertise
Directions:
As a class, please fill out the chart below that identifies students who have expertise (strong knowl-
edge) in a subject area for tutoring. For each student, list the time length (days and minutes) that they
are available.

                                          Subject Area of       Time      Check if Available
       Name of Student
                                            Expertise         Available Homework Tutoring




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                                                  Student Handout #2


                         Thought Questions

Directions:
The following questions are for you to think about after identifying services that you will perform at
your school. The questions may be answered as a whole class, in groups, or individually.


Question #1—How important was it to identify areas of expertise?




Question #2—Were there gaps in students’ availability to tutor or provide
homework help on certain days? Did you have enough tutors in certain
subject areas?




Question #3— What materials do you need to bring to assist in providing
tutoring or help with homework (e.g. paper, pens)?




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                                                                                              Staff

                                             LESSON TWO

                    Setting Up Your
                Service-Learning Project
                                            Overview
        Objective: Students set up project logistics for tutoring and providing
                   homework help.



                 Activity                      Method           Lesson Preparation                 Time

1. Project Logistics
     Set up a schedule for tutoring and                       Distribute handout #1 to be
                                           Class Discussion                                   25	minutes
     helping. with homework                                   filled out by students.


2. Progress Chart
                                                              •	Distribute	handout	#2.	
     Create a chart to keep track of the
     progress that you are making with     Class Discussion   •	Review	the	chart	for	use	after	 20	minutes
     each student.                                              each tutoring or homework
                                                                session.




Supplemental Activity
Students may work on Thought Questions. (Student Handout #3). This is an optional assignment.




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                                                    Student Handout #1



      Tutoring and Homework Helper
                Schedule
Directions:
As a class, fill in the chart below. The chart identifies student pairings, the subject for homework as-
sistance/tutoring, and length of time for the activity.


                                                                Subject Area/              Time for
      Tutor/Helper                      Student
                                                               Type of Service             Service




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                                               Student Handout #2



      Tutoring and Homework Helper
                Progress
Directions:
Please review the chart below to keep track of the student who you are providing homework help or
tutoring.

Your Name


Student’s	Name


     Day                    Subject Area(s)                         Progress Rating
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday



Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday




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                                                 Student Handout #3


                        Thought Questions

Directions:
The following questions are for you to think about after setting up a schedule and reviewing a prog-
ress chart for tutoring or providing homework help. The questions are to be answered as a whole
class.


Question #1—Why is it important to set up a schedule with specific times
allotted for tutoring or providing homework help?




Question #2—Why is it important to keep track of the progress you make
with the person you are assisting with tutoring or homework?




Question #3—How can classroom teachers become involved in tutoring or
as a homework helper?




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                      Homework
                       Helper:
                          Tutoring

                                       Week Four

                                       Service




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                                                                                          Staff

                                               LESSON ONE

         Providing Service:
 Tutoring or Homework Assistance
                                              Overview
        Objective: Students perform the service of tutoring or provide
                   homework assistance to others.

                 Activity                          Method        Lesson Preparation              Time

1. Review of Student Roles and
                                                               •	Bring	a	copy	of	handout	#1	
   Responsibilities
                                                                 from the previous lesson
     Review student roles and               Oral Discussion                                    5 minutes
                                                                 (Tutoring and Homework
     responsibilities in providing                               Helper Schedule page 71)
     homework and tutoring assistance.
2. Homework Helper or Tutoring
                                                                                               90	minutes	
   Activities                  Student Participation in        •	Arrance	seating	to	support	
                                                                                               to
     Students work to provide tutoring or   Service Activity     the tutoring activities.
                                                                                               3 hours
     homework help to others.
     Homework Helper or Turoring
                                                                                               90	minutes	
     Activities (take pictures)  Assign a student to take
                                                               •	Bring	camera.                 to
     Take pictures of students working and pictures.                                           3 hours
     providing service to others.
3. Service Assessment
                                                               •	Distribute	handout	#1	
     Students fill out a student progress
                                            Individual Work      (Tutoring and Homework        10 minutes
     report on tutoring and homework
                                                                 Helper Progress)
     helping.




Supplemental Activity
Students	may	work	on	Thought	Questions	(Student	Handout	#2).		This	is	an	optional	assignment.




Homework	Helper:	Tutoring:		Week	Four	                                                 Lesson	One:		Page	79
Page	80:		Lesson	One   Homework Helper: Tutoring: Week Four
                                                 Student Handout #1



      Tutoring and Homework Helper
                Progress
Directions:
Please review the chart below to keep track of the student who you are providing homework help or
tutoring.

Your Name


Student’s	Name


     Day                     Subject Area(s)                        Progress Rating
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday



Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday




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                                                 Student Handout #2


                         Thought Questions

Directions:
The following questions are for you to think about after providing tutoring or homework help to other
students. The questions are to be answered as a whole class, in small groups, or individually.


Question #1—Describe the service that you performed. What did you like
best and least about the experience?




Question #2—What is the hardest thing about tutoring or providing
homework assistance?




Question #2—After the experience, would you ever want to be a teacher or
go into the field of education?




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                       Homework
                        Helper:
                           Tutoring

                                         Week Five

                          Reflection and
                           Celebration




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                                                                                                    Staff


                                                LESSON ONE

           Conducting Different Types
                 of Reflection
                                               Overview
        Objective: Students reflect on their Service-Learning project.

                 Activity                           Method              Lesson Preparation               Time

1. Value of Reflection
                                             Oral Reflection (class   •	Flip	chart	to	write	down	
     Discuss the value of reflecting on a                                                             5 minutes
                                             discussion)                reasons to reflect.
     project.
2. Reflection Ideas                                                   •	Distribute	handout	#1	on	
     Divide students into three groups                                  reflection ideas
     to choose a reflection activity                                  •	Report	on	oral	histories	from	
     (scrapbook, visual display, thank you                              seniors
     notes, or project assessment).          Group Work (divide
                                                                      •	Scrapbook	(paper,	markers,	 40-90	
                                             students into three
                                                                        tape)                          minutes
                                             groups)
                                                                      •	Visual	Display	(poster	paper,	
                                                                        markers)
                                                                      •	List	ways	to	improve	the	
                                                                        project (paper, flip chart)




Supplemental Activity
Students	may	work	on	Thought	Questions	(Student	Handout	#2).		This	is	an	optional	assignment.




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                                                   Student Handout #1



                           Homework Helper:
                           Tutoring Project
                           Reflection Ideas

Directions:
Divide into three groups. Each group should choose one activity to work on from the list below.
Share your reflection project with the entire class.
Ideas:
•	Create	a	report	on	the	tutoring	and	homework	helper	experience.	Describe	how	each	student	was	
  helped.
•	Create	a	scrapbook	of	the	Homework	Helper:	Tutoring	project.		Arrange	pictures	with	captions	
  underneath.
•	Design	a	visual	display	of	the	Homework	Helper:	Tutoring	project.	The	display	could	be	hung	up	in	
  front of the school.
•	Create	a	list	of	ways	to	improve	the	Homework	Helper:	Tutoring	project.	Present	the	list	to	the	
  entire After School program.




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                                                  Student Handout #2


                         Thought Questions

Directions:
The following questions are for you to think about after completing your reflection activity. The ques-
tions are to be answered as a whole class, in small groups, or individually.


Question #1—Should the Homework Helper: Tutoring project be conducted
next year?




Question #2—What other educational community-based organizations
would benefit from your services of tutoring others?




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                                                                                             Staff


                                                 LESSON TWO

                    Celebrating the
                Service-Learning Project
                                                 Overview
        Objective: Students celebrate the Service-Learning experience.

                 Activity                              Method      Lesson Preparation             Time

1. Hand Out Certificates
                                                                 •	Prepare	a	certificate	for	each	
     Conduct a ceremony and hand out           Class Activity      student (see handout #1 for 10 minutes
     certificates to students. Invite a VIP                        sample).
     to thank the class for their hard work.
2. Celebration Event                           Pizza Party
     Organize a way to celebrate the                             •	Bring	refreshments	and	     15-20	
                                               Ice Cream Party
     Service-Learning project.                                     decorations.                minutes
                                               Dance




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                                                    Student Handout #1


                         Certificate Sample

Directions:
Below is a sample certificate for your use. Please feel free to create your own certificate to meet
your individual needs.




                       The After School Service-Learning Program




                                            is presented to




                                         NAME
           In honor of your hard work in providing service to the people in our community.

                         Date                         Place



          Principal                                            After School Coordinator/Teacher




Homework	Helper:	Tutoring:		Week	Five	                                                Lesson	Two:		Page	95

								
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