Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I practiced identifying the correct meaning and spelling of this week's vocabulary words which were homophones. We played a matching game to reinforce the concepts of words that have different meanings and are spelled differently but have the same sound. We also worked on the diorama for her animal report and read the notecards that she will use for tomorrow's presentation at school. We will meet tomorrow after school to work on a narrative assignment due on Monday!"
"The student and I reviewed the sight words for first grade. He is still struggling with a few of these but is gaining more fluency. We read a story and answered questions using sight words. He also did a word search for long E words and a matching exercise to test for comprehension of sentences."
"We read from some worksheets that I brought in, which were intended to give the student practice with long and short vowel sounds and reading comprehension. As we read the story, I gave the student additional practice with words in certain categories, such as colors, and h sounds (ch, sh, th). We then played word games, which he enjoyed and which seem to motivate him when used at the end of a session."
"The student and I worked on the Reading, Math and Writing books as well as the math drills workbook. In the math drill workbook, the student and I worked on counting by fives and tens exercises. In the Reading book, the student continued to read about Little Duck and answer questions about the story."
"The student and I continued with reading comprehension and writing. We read two books about transformers and compared the material in both books. I then created questions for him to answer in writing based on these books. We then read another short story. I had him draw a picture, where he depicted him and his sister eating cookies. I then asked him to write a few sentences about this picture. We agreed that we would each write every-other word of the story, to which he was very responsive. Overall, he was very excited about the material we went over today, attempted to write harder words by sounding them out, and was engaged in both the reading and the writing."
"Tonight, we did a lot of reading. The student was already reading a Sesame Street book when I arrived, so we finished that book. She sometimes looks at the picture to help clue her in to strange words, which can usually be helpful. We practiced the oi, oy, aw, au sounds. We will continue to read and blend sounds."
"The student and I had another great session. We worked on spelling words, reading, and math. In the reading activity, we read a book together, and he compared/ contrasted the main character with himself. He did very well. He was able to focus on subtraction flash cards until it was time to go."
"Student 1 worked on a word search with spring time words to help him recognize and find some of his sight words. He did very well with this, and was able to sound out most of the words on the list if he did not know them. They both also worked in the workbook. They read a story and then answered questions about the content. Student 1 did a good job of answering and remembering. He did a beautiful job of reading the story as well, remembering to stop and think of the sound when he got to a word with a "b," "p," or "d." They also used the flashcards to make more compound words, which Student 1 is picking up on very quickly. When focused, he does a great job with his reading. Today he was focused and intent on working!"
"We went over sight words and read a book today. I'm happy that the student really enjoyed the book. I've learned that it makes him more comfortable when I read with him, so I'll usually read 3 pages and then he reads 3 pages. He did well on his old set of sight words with "oo". We will practice his new set more, which includes much longer words (e.g. detectives, another...)."
"We read the student's book of the day and completed the reading response #1 assignment, which was to write 5 sentences to summarize the book. We reviewed his sight words for the week, including spelling and definition. We wrote sentences for 3 of the sight words for his homework assignment. Then we practiced spelling the words in conditions similar to the quiz. His reading level has improved to level D and he showed much enthusiasm for the lesson today."
"The student did some basic handwriting and the focus was the letter "m". Then he had words that focused on the "ay" and "ai" sound like train, play, may, paid, etc. He also had a passage to read and answer questions about. He did pretty well with all of his assignments. We had a little time left over, and I had him practice spelling his sight words to help improve his phonics."
"During today's session, I worked with the student on the book Pete the Cat Plays Ball. We then reviewed sight words and flash cards. We then began a level 1 reader about Star Wars. He read most of the first two pages with some support. We completed a worksheet on cr, br, tr, dr, blends and then a worksheet to review long u sound."