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Homework & Study Skills: Engaging Parents to Support Student Learning

Research proves that as parental support for autonomy on
homework increases, student achievement also increases. 


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Order this NEW kit at special introductory prices!

A Department of Education study found, “at schools with high levels of outreach—such as sending parents materials to help their child at home—reading scores grew at a rate 50% higher and math scores 40% higher, than in schools with low levels of outreach.” A study co-written by Joyce Epstein found that the level of parent involvement appears to be directly linked to the specific methods that schools and teachers use to encourage involvement at school. And a study by Hoover-Dempsey, et.al. on the effects of parental involvement on homework found that parents became involved when they perceive that their children and teachers want their involvement, and that their involvement will make a difference. And in another study from Johns Hopkins, over 90% of parents surveyed agreed that parental involvement is important. But 80% said they needed more information about how to help their children at home. The Homework and Study Skills kit will help schools bridge this critical gap with research-based ways to engage parents in their child’s homework/study skills and equip them with the age-level tools they can use at home to help. Parent involvement in homework can lead to positive student attitudes, perceptions of personal knowledge and efficacy and higher completion rates of homework – all leading to greater student and school success. Get started today!

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Homework & Study Skills: Engaging Parents to Support Student Learning is a K-12 kit that will have everything you need to engage parents and conduct a successful parent meeting on building students' homework and study skills! It includes a PowerPoint® presentation, video/script and meeting materials; age appropriate handouts, eTips and newsletter articles parents can use to help students overcome homework challenges and boost their skills in: test preparation, time management, listening, organization, note-taking, responsibility, critical thinking; and MUCH more!


Appropriate for both Elementary and Secondary levels, this kit contains all of these helpful components:
  • A DVD containing two PowerPoint® Presentations on the importance of good homework and study skills professionally narrated for elementary and secondary parents and staff. Each presentation comes with a Leader’s Guide, script, and handouts. It's easy-to-use! Just pop it in a DVD player or use the separate PowerPoint® Presentation and script provided to give the presentation yourself. dvdimage
  • A CD-ROM containing ALL of the kit’s printed material including planning tools and handouts.
  • A section for school leaders entitled: Why Study Skills Matter including which study skills are most important for student success and for college-and-career readiness, why schools should involve parents in developing student study skills, and more! cdimage
  • A section for school leaders and staff entitled Getting the Staff on Board including handouts on the top study skills, simple ways to get parents more involved with homework and study skills, ways to link study skills to existing lessons, answers to common questions parents ask about homework, best practices for homework policies and other helpful tips for teachers.
  • A section called "Engaging Parents" that includes a sample letter to parents along with homework policy summary and contract, ways to host a parent meeting on study skills including a sample invitation, ways to work with language barriers, use technology to promote study skills, ways to reach hard-to-reach parents and more!
  • Level-appropriate reproducible newsletter articles and handouts for parents of elementary and secondary students covering ways to help their child with: test preparation, time management, organization, responsibility, critical thinking, note- taking, listening, perseverance and motivation, developing learning strategies and overcoming homework struggles.
  • Publicity announcements and invitations to use on Facebook, your website, emails to parents, backpack flyers and more!

PLUS—Three Essential Publications for Better Homework and Study Skills!

Your kit includes 50 printed copies each of two of our best-selling publications: Top Five Study Skills Every Student Needs parent booklet and Homework Time Made Easier - And More Effective parent brochure. In addition you will also receive 100 copies of our Good Study Habits: A Key to Your Students' Success stuffer card. You can order extra copies as needed.
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binder All of the Homework and Study Skills kit components are provided in an attractive binder. Use the helpful materials year after year to evaluate and improve your program!
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LIMITED TIME OFFER!
Order the English kit for the low introductory price of only $349! Add the Spanish Supplement and pay only $419 for both versions!
—You'll receive the entire English kit, PLUS Spanish versions of the DVD, CD-ROM, the booklet, QuickTip and Stuffer, handout masters, reproducible workshop materials and appropriate leader's materials.
 
For assistance with your order, please call The Parent Institute at 1-800-756-5525 and read them your session ID: W00987