Hi, all, hoping to get some opinions on homework! I recently had a parent of a student in my senior honors English say that her daughter is getting way too much homework from me and has no time for anything else. I teach on an odd/even block schedule so I see my kids every other day. We have done mostly short stories with one novel. Usually they have one short story (5 to 10 pages) with about 5 to 7 questions ranging from comprehension to analysis. Most of the stories are more modern though we are doing some Jonathan Swift now. It is an honors course and the school is private and considered college prep. I think the girl may be having a problem recently because she was out one day and had double the homework this weekend. I would like to sit down with her and see what aspect of the homework she is struggling with: sheer amount, comprehension, etc... And touch base with the rest of the class. I don't like my homework to take more than 30 to 45 minutes at the absolute maximum. I know some kids it takes about 20 minutes because they're in my study hall. Is this a good way to approach it?