Sample TIPS sheet
YOUR FORM FOR TIPS LANGUAGE ARTS and OTHER SUBJECTS
Students Name:_________________________________________ Date:____________
(For student writing activities, include space for students to pre-plan their work and to write drafts. Include various
interactions with family. See TIPS prototype activities.)
Dear Family Partner:
We are learning ___________________________________________________________________.
I hope you enjoy this activity with me. This assignment is due ______________________.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
(Include various interactions with family. See TIPS prototype activities.)
Please give me your reactions to your childs work on this activity. Write YES or NO for each
______ 1. My child understood the homework and was able to complete it.
______ 2. My child and I enjoyed the activity.
______ 3. This assignment helped me know what my child is learning in language arts.
Any other comments ______________________________________________________________________
Parent signature _________________________________________________________________________
Epstein, J.L., Salinas, K.C., & Van Voorhis, F.E. (2000, revised). Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) Interactive Homework. Baltimore: Center
on School, Family, and Community Partnerships, Johns Hopkins University.