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Sale on my learning products Feb 25 to 26

On February 25 to 26, you can access my learning products at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Norma-J-Hill and save 20% on every product.  My products are very helpful for home school families, for parents who are looking for ways to support their children’s school learning, … Continue reading

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Nursery Rhymes Learning Theme

Nursery rhymes are a great way to expand a child’s reading skills. The rhyme, rhythm, repetition, and short length all make them great resources. And then of course many of them have tunes to sing along with, wonderful pictures—and your … Continue reading

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Spelling tips

Today’s tips have to do with spelling. I’m in the midst of putting together a comprehensive spelling guide, especially useful for home spelling study, but here are some tips to get you started. And if you would like to print … Continue reading

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I’m back–and here are some sight word tips

It’s been a long time–but I’m back! And I’ll be posting regularly with lots of tutoring tips, writing tips, and editing tips. Many children have difficulty learning a lot of sight words–those most frequently used words we all need to … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: French Home Study Sheet

Welcome back to Freebie Fridays.  My apologies for missing the past week or two.  With another school year starting up, I’ve been deeply involved in preparing units and lessons for my tutoring students, and have neglected this site.  Anyway, I’m … Continue reading

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Why do I need to have tutoring – conversation part 2

(This is part 2 of an actual conversation with a tutoring student.  See part 1 here.) “Have you thought about our conversation last lesson, about why tutoring is important?” I asked my young tutoring student, as we worked on writing … Continue reading

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Why do I need to have tutoring? A conversation

(The following is a conversation I had with a grade four boy I was tutoring.  It might give you some ideas for the next time your child, or a student you are working with, argues that learning reading, writing, and … Continue reading

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