For most of this school year, Jaden (my 8th grader) has been using a weekly assignment planner to help him organize his schoolwork. The planner form has evolved a bit since I first introduced it to him at the beginning of the year, being tweaked weekly until it met both Jaden's needs and my own.
As you can see from the sample planner above (click to enlarge the image), I include general assignments for each subject without page or lesson numbers, such as "read 2 chapters" or "complete one lesson." That way I don't have to redo the assignments completely each week. To keep Jaden accountable for his work, however, he does have to fill in exactly what pages or lesson he completed.
Jaden really likes the independence this planner gives him. I write down what his assignments are and how many times a week he needs to do them, but he can choose which days of the week he actually completes them.
The sample above is what his planner would look like at the end of Monday. You can see where Jaden put checkmarks to mark the days he wants to do a particular assignment. And when he finished the assignment for the day, he filled in the box and recorded the actual pages read or time spent.
Download the Weekly Assignment Planner
If you'd like to download a copy of the weekly planner to print out, just click here for a cutomizable PDF version. You're welcome to customize it and save it and print it as many times as you'd like for your personal use. Click on the image below to see what the blank form looks like.