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Beach Story Using Collective Nouns

Collective nouns at the beach! While we’re on a theme of “summer” topics, here’s a fun exercise I created the other day on Quora. It’s a beach story using collective nouns. Why not sit down together as a family and … Continue reading

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Handwriting Tips

Wondering how to help your children (or yourself!) improve their handwriting? Here are some great tips:   Paper lines – sizes and interlining: Experiment with different widths of lined paper to see which size your child is most comfortable with. … Continue reading

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What about workbooks and worksheets

Are worksheets and workbooks useful for home learning? Sure–they are a good source for skills training and practice. Just don’t totally depend on them. Use them as one of your tools; but remember that “real books” and “real activities” are … Continue reading

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Franklin book handout freebies

Do your children love “Franklin the Turtle” books? If so, why not download the following FREE handouts and use them as guides when you read these Franklin books together: FRANKLIN AND THE HERO: questions based on illustrations and text; thinking/inference … Continue reading

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More Berenstain Bears study handouts

 For my last post, How to Discuss Picture Book Stories With Your Child, I provided a free study set of questions and answers based on The Berenstain Bears’ New Baby. As the response was so positive, I will be adding … Continue reading

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How to Discuss Picture Book Stories With Your Child

Do you wonder how to discuss picture book stories with your child–other than “just reading” books together? To celebrate the first day of school (here, at least!), I am offering a free handout with a variety of activities and discussion questions … Continue reading

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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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