Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we continued to review old sight words (the student was able to correctly identify all but one on the first try!) and introduce new sight words. We also practiced CVC words with the short e sound and read several level texts to practice fluency. We continued to work on correct letter formation and script."
"We read fables/tall tale stories today and talked about what lessons each story was teaching. The student would be able to scratch the surface of what lesson what being taught, and I guided him to the overall lesson. He was able to read and understand the stories fairly well. I will be emailing him similar stories to read over the weekend."
"We went through another passage this week from the released test. The student did very well while reading and answering the questions. We also went over the tactics to successful reading again. He answered most of the questions correctly without my help. I have instructed him to read using the tactics we discussed throughout the week and to review some vocabulary words to help prepare for the test."
"We worked on learning the difference between long and short vowels, and soft and hard consonant sounds. Student practiced writing his full name as well as sight words and opposite words. We used one of his workbooks to insert the correct missing vowel into short words that accompanied the pictures. He matched up pictures with vowel sounds and picked out words with either long vowels or short vowels."
"I met with the father to discuss his tutoring expectations for the student. He would like me to work on reading comprehension with the student, covering a variety of topics within geography and social science. He would also like me to search for some books that I would think the student would like. It sounds like he will be an interesting student and it should be fun."
"The student did a great job! We read part of a non-fiction book and discussed the topics in the book. I had him answer some questions after our reading to test his understanding, and he did really well."
"We followed previous tutoring sessions by reading from a novel and then working through short articles and answering questions. The student is reading longer sections of his book about the Ravens and is reportedly interested in reading on his own time! This is a big deal, as he normally never read on his own."
"Student 1: *Reviewed new spelling words; wrote each word twice; practiced identifying/sounding each word; used words in sentences -Good; needs to work on coming up with sentences that are a little longer *Reviewed sight words through bingo game -Good; needs to think through which letters he hears so he can more easily identify and spell words *Practiced spelling words by unscrambling words -Needs more practice sounding words out *Practiced identifying nouns and verbs -Very good! Student 2: *Practiced reading -Issues with "b" and "d" -Needs lots more practice *Identified words via bingo game -We must work more on sounding out words to determine which words match the sounds *Matched letters to sounds -Good *Counted coins -Improving Homework: finish reading book we started today"
"We started by continuing with Charlotte's Web. We discussed the story and recalled events that have happened so far. The student is enjoying this book and looks forward to reading it. Next, we read a couple of articles aloud in a booklet, and I asked him comprehension questions during the articles. Next he chose a couple of short stories from a comprehension book and we read the stories and answered the questions at the end. He did very well. I reminded him about the reading strategies I taught him since day one. He can remember each of the strategies by memory."
"The student worked hard on the math section. He was able to add single-digit numbers together, and with assistance, did a great job on the addition problems. We also continued working on the -at and -an word family. He did a great job reading words in the 'at' family. l urged him to continue to work on reading 3-letter words and identifying how letters make new sounds when you put them together."
"Worked on recognizing and writing letters of the alphabet. Student seemed to have minimal trouble recognizing letters."
"The student's oral reading fluency rating was 92 wpm with 0 errors on passage #2 grade 3. We read "Clara and Her Turtle Philip" with an emphasis on written responses citing text evidence from the passage."