Assignment Chart Template

Instructor: Frank Clint

Frank has been an educator for over 10 years. He has a doctorate degree in education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction.

One of the most useful strategies for teachers is implementing some form of assignment chart for students. This will keep your students organized and help parents stay informed about what students are expected to do.

Using Assignment Charts

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Assignment charts are popular among teachers for a variety of reasons. For the most part, they keep students organized and are a good classroom management tool to promote positive behavior. Some teachers allow students enough time to write assignments down on a blank chart from the board. Others prefer to save time and provide a typed assignment chart every week. In select cases, a combination of both may benefit individual student needs. Though assignment charts vary, there are a few attributes that all will commonly share.

Week Of

Most assignment charts will include a 'Week of:' section and are generally formatted to cover the span of a week. Place this section somewhere toward the top of the chart. You can type 'Week of May 8-12,' for example, or you may decide to have students add it themselves. You will also want to add the days of the week as columns or rows.

Assignment Area

This is the most important space, and the amount you allot matters depending on whether the student will write their own assignments or if you will type them. If students write their own assignments, plenty of space will be needed. If you want students to write down unfinished classwork and homework, you may need more than one sheet. The grade level also matters. Younger students tend to write much larger than older students. This will be something to keep in mind when planning your assignment chart.

Completed and Turned In

Some teachers opt for columns or boxes where students, or you, can mark off assignments that have been completed and those that have been turned in.

Signature

To keep students accountable, teachers and parents tend to like an area where parents can acknowledge that they are monitoring assignments. A signature area helps with this. Another popular idea is an area where parents can write notes and teachers can respond. This helps the busy teacher and busy parent stay in touch and helps keep students accountable. This works very well for elementary students, but it may not work well for middle or high school students.

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