Teacher tips: How to create great homework list templates — with free examples

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Templates are one of the biggest ways to save time in Pineaptitude.

Here are some tips on how to build a homework template that works for your class — and lets you get homework posted quickly every day.

To create effective homework lists, you’ll want to make sure you start with a clear organizational strategy:

  • If you teach multiple subjects, you’ll like want to organize content by subject.
  • If you teach more than one section of the same class and have different assignments for each one, consider organizing by section instead.
  • Use formatting such as bold, colors or heading text styles to help organize your templates and make it clear when one subject or section starts and ends.

Here are some tips on how to format your homework list templates:

  • A lot of times, you’ll want to type a subject or section name followed by a colon and then type the assignment after. If that’s the case, when you’re creating the template, add a space after the colon. This will save you from having to hit the spacebar each time you post homework since it’s already there but “invisible.” On most devices, just click near the end of the line and start entering text.
  • If you have a weekly assessment in a class or section, plan ahead and include “Friday” or the appropriate day of the week in your template so you don’t have to type it each time. On the rare occasions the assessment moves or is canceled, it’s often easier to delete it for just those times.
  • If most of your homework in a particular class or section is due the next day, consider typing “Tomorrow” on the template. Keep in mind Pineaptitude does display the date the list was posted at the top of the page.
  • If you always, for example, have your students read every night, including that in your template. Again, if you decided not to have them read one night, you can always delete it when you’re posting homework.

Below are some example templates you can use. Most likely you’ll need to modify them a bit to match how you teach, but they’re a great starting point!

We’ve included some of the tips above in these examples as well.

Example Template: Lower Grades Linear

Math:  

Due Date: Tomorrow

Assessment Date: TBD

Social Studies: 

Due Date:

Assessment Date: TBD

Science: 

Due Date:

Assessment Date: TBD

Word Study: 

Due Date:

Assessment Date: TBD

ELA: 

Due Date:

Assessment Date: TBD

Always: Read 15 minutes

Example Template: Lower Grades Bullet

  • Math:
    • Due Date: Tomorrow
    • Assessment Date: TBD
  • Social Studies:
    • Due Date:
    • Assessment Date: TBD
  • Science
    • Due Date:
    • Assessment Date: TBD
  • Word Study
    • Due Date:
    • Assessment Date: Friday
  • ELA:
    • Due Date:
    • Assessment Date: TBD

Example Template: Upper Grades Linear

American History: 

Due Date:

Assessment:

World History Section I: 

Due Date:

Assessment:

World History Section II: 

Due Date:

Assessment:

World Cultures: 

Due Date:

Assessment: Friday

Example Template: Upper Grades Bullet

American History: 

Due Date:

Assessment:

World History Section I: 

Due Date:

Assessment:

World History Section II: 

Due Date:

Assessment:

World Cultures: 

Due Date:

Assessment: Friday

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