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I walked into Ralph Carnesi's room, one of our language arts teachers, and notice a "monopoly board" posted on his wall. I asked him what it was for and he wrote the following: 

In my classroom, Homeworkopoly is used as an incentive for my students to do their homework.  I usually bring the game out after winter break when my students' interest in doing their homework assignments starts to wain.  It is a totally positive experience with no negatives, except not being allowed to play. 

To qualify, my students must do their homework for the week which includes completing their Accelerated  Reader log.  Not completing any assignments in a week's time disqualifies them from Homeworkopoly.  

I have my students make their own game pieces by having them make their own personalized characters.

As my students roll the dice they move around the board.  At each space I have an activity the student can choose to do if he or she wishes.  Attached to each activity is a reward for free soda, chocolate bars, free homework coupons, etc.  The students have one full week to complete the activity assigned to each space.  If the student completes the activity and turns it in, they are eligible for the prize.  

We play Homeworkopoly every Friday.  The whole game takes about 15 minutes and the kids love it.

These are some sites that will help you create your own Homeworkopoly. 

Here are photos of Mr. Carnesi and his homeworkopoly boards:




Julie Bowsher

Seriously i love how you make learning so fun for the kids. This is a super creative idea that more teachers need to do! Thanks for your willingness to always make learning fun!!!

Tama Martin

What a fun idea!!!! Thanks for sharing!


I am so impressed by the creative teaching methods with the game. I think it is such a great way to motivate students while they are having fun! We should all try to think outside of the box like this teacher.

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