Structured Assignments Over Break


To put the learning back in students’ hands by offering structured assignments over the break, allowing them to engage in building content knowledge and skills in a time and way they control.


Giving students structured assignments over breaks allows students to continue their learning beyond the constraints of the regular class day, enabling students to catch up or move ahead at their own pace.

Action Steps

  • Build lessons that offer clear, concise, and closed-ended opportunities for students to learn limited content and skills.
  • Offer students guidance or assignment-specific supports they can access while completing the assignments over break.
  • If possible, set up office hours for students to check in and get help with the assignments before school resumes.
  • Allow students time after the break to discuss or finalize assignments.



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