Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued reviewing the expository comprehension strategies. I then worked with the student building upon previous lessons. The student is improving ahead of the standardized academic readiness exam."
"Today, I worked with the student on his creative dramatics part. He was excited to work with an actress on his lines! We also worked also on writing strategies for perspective project."
"Today again for the student's session we covered general comprehension questions and high order thinking problems where she needed to explain her answers. We used three non-fiction short stories "Roly-poly Pill Bugs" by Cynthia Sherwood, "Achoo!" by Cynthia Sherwood, and "Hide and Seek" for this lesson. She did a good job supporting her answers using both her schema and information from the text. Next week I plan to have at least two short stories with questions for her to work on answering general and higher order thinking questions again. This might better prepare her for how to respond to a variety of questions she might come across on future tests. We also were able to start up "Bad Kitty meets the Baby" by Nick Bruel. This was a level Q text. She completed questions in her reading journal. She completed two comparison, two inference, and two evaluation questions. She correctly answered all of the questions, and supported them with evidence from her background knowledge and information from the story. She completed reading seventy pages today. To help her endurance I recommended to her to check out some more of the Bad Kitty series. She will be continuing on level Q on Sunday, when we meet again. Presently I will create more higher order thinking questions and general questions for her reading log and create more comprehension worksheets that are fourth grade level to work on these skills."