I’m opposed to homework for many reasons (see Alfie Kohn). I gave Nathan’s list of homework options to my advanced classes and told they had to spend 1/2 hour a week doing something that they enjoyed to further their Russian. (The AP kids have more specific homework.)
I recently read something Susie wrote about how TPRS kids and their parents often don’t realize that kids are really learning, unless the kids regularly go home and tell their parents the stories they learn in class in the target language. It doesn’t teach them anything, but it will give them the confidence and the pride in what they can do, because the stories will extend and grow more detailed.
Today I told my level 1 kids that in this new quarter, they are going to have five or ten minutes a week of homework. For now, I’ll have them take drawings home of the current story to tell to their parents in Russian for a signature.
This still fits my concept of homework that doesn’t allow copying and that doesn’t cut into family and recreation time. (A story can take at most two minutes right now.) I’ll let you know how it goes.