I'm thinking of cutting out homework next year. I plan to find out my school's policy on homework, see if homework is actually a requirement of our charter or funding or anything like that, and generally see if I need to give out homework. I feel that even with all my differentiation and focus on what we're learning my homework is still just done to be done and many of my kids just do it at school (especially those from non-English-speaking families). I can't quite get Words Their Way to elegantly lend itself to homework so even spelling lists seem silly. Plus I keep seeing research and articles against homework and the like. Now, I like announcing what we're learning about in school, but I guess I'm feeling a little jaded with homework. So, my question, how many of you in the elementary ages give out homework? Why or why not? Any insight will be greatly appreciated.