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“School’s Lesson Plan: No More Homework” Students never did it; now it’s no problem :

“School’s Lesson Plan: No More Homework” Students never did it; now it’s no problem Vocabulary

diligently:

diligently “Junior high students at the Marya Yates School in Matteson simply had too many crushes to attend to, Web sites to surf, and television shows to watch in order to sit diligently at their kitchen tables and crank out homework.”

diligently:

diligently Working definition: in a manner involving great or constant activity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UnXySiyhVk

virtually:

virtually “They virtually eliminated homework.”

virtually:

virtually Working Definition: almost entirely, nearly

virtually:

virtually

eliminated:

eliminated “They virtually eliminated homework.”

eliminated:

eliminated Working definition: completely remove or get rid of

eliminated:

eliminated Obama got Osama t-shirt

consulted:

consulted “The shift in policy began after Principal Lucille Adams Johnson consulted with teachers a few years ago about why so many students were earning C’s when tests and quizzes showed they had command of the material.”

consulted:

consulted Working definition: asked advice from

evolved:

evolved “As the policy has evolved , homework at Marya Yates now accounts for only 10 percent of grades, with some teachers making it as small as factor as possible.”

evolved:

evolved Working Definition: developed, achieved gradually

flexibility:

flexibility “But education experts are divided on the wisdom of adapting to the desires of junior high students, with some praising that flexibility and others noting that being able to study on one’s own becomes crucial in high school and beyond.”

flexibility:

flexibility Working Definition: willingness to change, compromise, work with others to meet their needs

crucial:

crucial “But education experts are divided on the wisdom of adapting to the desires of junior high students, with some praising that flexibility and others noting that being able to study on one’s own becomes crucial in high school and beyond.”

crucial:

crucial Working Definition: needed; important; necessary

crucial:

crucial

correlation:

correlation “Cooper said there is only a modest correlation between homework completion and academic success for middle school children, but the connection between the two becomes much stronger in high school.”

correlation:

correlation Working definition: relationship; mutual relation of two or more things “Correlation does not imply causation.”

adequately:

a dequately “Adams Johnson said that from every indication she has, her students are more than adequately prepared for high school.”

adequately:

adequately Working Definition: sufficient to meet a need C C C C

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