Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I did some reading drills by using lists of sight words and common phrases. We then alternated reading pages from a novel that is written at a 7th grade level. We ended by reading poems. We recorded the student reading and assessed his fluency."
"We read and discussed the book "Charly Did It," which is a fictional text on the student's level. The skill focus is figurative language. Her mom shared her most recent practice reading test with me and she is at 2.4-3.4. I have noticed she struggles a bit with abstract thinking in fictional texts, and it is easier for her to comprehend informational texts because they are more concrete. We will continue to work in fictional texts, and she chose "Aunt Maddy Visits" for next week."
"The student and I did reading comprehension exercises for his current book about dinosaurs. He had finished reading it, and he did well on both the end-chapter questions and the book-summary items. He also wrote a short paragraph in response to a prompt about a picture from the book. We then proofed it; he was receptive regarding the needed corrections. We are continuing to spend time on working toward a better understanding and application of phonics. As always, the student was very focused overall and pleasant. He's trying to slow down some and beginning to recognize the value in doing so. We also did a spelling quiz on the words he had in the units before the holidays."