I typically don’t assign much homework. However, as we’re into a unit that is largely new to kids, we need to build background knowledge. Our textbook reading is helpful to do that. Also note – I’m giving kids multiple days to complete the assignments, as I recognize they’re very busy and likely don’t have every night open to do homework. I’d rather not see tired students after staying up too late to get work done.
On a side note – all homework should be done IN their notebooks. I rarely collect documents, so I’d recommend they keep them, dated and headed, in their notebook in the order we do them. Organization is helpful to maximizing our learning!