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Peer Homework Game

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When I was teaching, many of my students didn’t do their homework. I taught middle school, so I came up with a plan: we would correct their homework as a game.

My class always worked in groups. They would exchange workbooks and use green pens to correct. Every correct answer would be worth one to two points. They would add up each page and put the total on the top of the page. After returning books to the owner, each group would total their points. Students who didn’t do the work get zero for their group. The highest group would get jolly ranches or candy bars.

My students would call each other to make sure everyone was completing their work. It was positive peer pressure. The students started to love my class. Sometimes I would hear a student say, “This was a fun class,” or “I didn’t know English could be so much fun.” That made my day.



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