My Schoolwork Is a Mess!

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Pub Date Aug 27 2024 | Archive Date Sep 05 2024
Boys Town Press Publishing | Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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Missing assignments. Half-done homework. Sloppy notes. A backpack jammed full of non-essential stuff: Crusty candy wrappers! A stinky sock! Broken pencils! A crumpled comic book!

When it comes to his schoolwork, Dakota is often inattentive and usually unorganized. His lack of focus leads to disappointments, and his teachers and his mom are increasingly concerned. His grades, which were never exactly stellar, are slipping, and Dakota is making excuses. Excuses like: All the teachers have it out for me, there’s way too much homework anyway, and none of this is my fault!

So what is going on? Does Dakota get more homework than everyone else? Are teachers giving him confusing instructions and unrealistic deadlines? Or does Dakota simply need some strategies and support so he doesn’t rely solely on his memory to recall every assignment, can maintain focus and avoid distractions, and perhaps even reduce his mountain of missed work?

With encouragement, guidance, and concrete strategies from his mom and the school counselor, Dakota discovers he’s not a victim, his situation is not hopeless, he can impress his teachers, and he can improve his grades. But he has to adopt better homework habits, including having a designated homework spot, using color-coded binders, and creating a time-management chart.

My Schoolwork Is a Mess! is a relatable, reassuring chapter book that reminds young readers, especially those who struggle to keep track of assignments and finish projects, that they can climb out of their homework hole, reset their attitude, and keep up.

This is the first title in the Nurturing Independence series from award-winning author and school counselor Jennifer Licate. 

Missing assignments. Half-done homework. Sloppy notes. A backpack jammed full of non-essential stuff: Crusty candy wrappers! A stinky sock! Broken pencils! A crumpled comic book!

When it comes to his...


A Note From the Publisher

Illustrated by Suzanne Beaky

Illustrated by Suzanne Beaky


Advance Praise

“This is a great resource for facilitating small-group instruction focused on increasing executive functioning skills related to assignment completion and time management. My students were able to learn new strategies, and it gave me a fun, effective way to teach them about an important topic.”

~ Lindsay Novak, Special Education Compliance Manager, School District of Philadelphia 

“This is a great resource for facilitating small-group instruction focused on increasing executive functioning skills related to assignment completion and time management. My students were able to...


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ISBN 9798889070207
PRICE $12.95 (USD)
PAGES 44

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