Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During today's session the student read the book "Go, Jade, Go!" She overall did well reading this book. I was impressed with her stamina, as it took the whole 1 hour session to get through the book. The book was fairly long (a beginning chapter book) and had quite a few words on the pages. She did a good job reading words by sight (ex. run, said, that) and sounded out many three or four letter words on her own correctly, without help. I helped her sound out more complicated words and just told her a few hard/long words that a first grader would not be expected to know (ex. complaining). She did a great job sounding out contractions (ex. wasn't). A few things I want to keep working on are th "b" and "d" sounds and words with the "sh" and "th" sounds."
"I started the session by having the student read a few sets of flash cards including short/long vowel, and blends. Then I had her read two comprehension passages and answer the corresponding questions. After that, I had her spell the words on the flash cards on a white board. I ended the session by letting her read a book she picked out at school, and then we discussed plot and theme."
"We started our work today on spelling and reading comprehension homework. The student then started working on parts of her short story. I advised her on how to develop more detail in the writing, which she took to really well."