Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Topics covered include: reading, writing sentences, and sounding out words. Progress achieved was the completion of a homework packet and the reading of one book."
"Today I worked on going over short vowel sounds with the student. We went over some worksheets that focused on the short a, e, and i sounds and then read some books together that emphasized these sounds. Tomorrow we will go over the short o and u sounds and then start working on consonant blends."
"Discussed education concerns with the student and spent a few minutes deciding on a lesson plan. Went over chapter 5 of "The Giver" and went over previous chapter questions."
"We started the class with a quick game of Uno and moved onto Scrabble. After learning the basic components of the game, the student started spelling words pretty quickly. I let her use any tiles she wanted to score as many points as possible--the goal being to spell and use as many words as possible. She did a great job, mostly sticking with 2, 3, and 4 letter words; she also got exposure to the words I was using. I tried to mix in easy and more challenging words to get her practicing her reading. The game occupied her attention for a lot longer than I was expecting. I would like to continue our work with letter tiles to engage her kinesthetically. We don't have to be constrained by the rules of the game, per say."
"The student had an excellent session. We began with a review of phonics. She went through the sounds pretty effortlessly. We spent the rest of the time on her weekly story. I wrote the first three pages, which she read through without any issues. She then wrote the final six pages of the story. She was not only able to use some of the words we have been reviewing, she added some other more difficult words into the mix. She continues to make strides in her reading and writing. The story centered around all her family members. Her assignment is to read the story to her family and have them tell her what they like to do when they are with her. We'll use that in next week's story."
"Both students continued reading Duck in the Truck and added to letter pattern lists "ight" and "ea" with a long E sound as in tear and bean. They also reviewed letter patterns covered last week. Student A is showing great improvement blending and sounding out new words, as well as using context and letter patterns/ rules to read new words. For example, he can now recognize when letters are silent. They also practiced with making predictions and inferences based on the text, as well as some work with nonfiction. They also started the book "Teeny Tiny Teacher" which Student A was able to read fairly fluently."