At times, students may not finish work that they are assigned in class. If that is the case, some students may have more homework than others on any given night because of this. If and when students do not finish classwork, it will be assigned as homework. 
I encourage students to read daily at home, so although this is not checked regularly, a well-read student is more likely to excel in all subjects and on state tests when compared to a student who rarely reads regularly.