Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I read through a folktale on a level H about a war between mice and men. Then, we reintroduced the thousands place and worked through multiple digit addition and subtraction. She can now do this very well. She also could tell that the story wasn't real and made several connections to it."
"Student 1 - I continue to work with her on writing responses, penmanship, and sentence construction as well as vocabulary. Student 2 is improving when it comes to letter recognition and sounds of letters. We are working on writing letters and also on recognizing capital vs. lower case letters."
"The student and I read two books, worked with flashcards on familiar words. He is becoming more confident with his reading. Before, he experienced some anxiety when asked to read but he is more confident now and less anxious."
"I introduced a sight word PowerPoint to the student that reviews words he has learned. He states and spells the word as it pops up. New words 'go' and 'will' were introduced. He made words ending in 'ill' and wrote a sentence using these words. He read the book "Trick or Treat" almost entirely on his on. He is catching on quickly so I will check resources to get him leveled readers. These are used as part of most literacy programs in schools; they help with skill and comprehension progression as well as sight word practice. I did a quick assessment of beginning sounds/sounds that come at the beginning of words. He is very solid with this skill and I believe he is learning this in his class. Please continue to practice sight words. Great job!"
"The student reviewed the sh, fr, br, and pr sounds and identified them in various words. She also played some matching games using the sh, ch, th and ng sounds with words containing the same sounds on a phonics app in order to reinforce her phonics skills. She used both her finger and stylus to drag and drop words from one category to the next. During this lesson she read from readers level 1, "Biscuit in the Garden, "Sam," and "Lad and the Fat Cat." She also read from Level 1 Book 2 "Animals Can" and "I Can, I Can." We completed "Goodness Gracious," a grade level 2 book, together and she read some of "Mind Your Manners," a grade 2 level book. We will continue to read from it for the next few sessions."
"The student and I worked on his literature packet, read a book, and practiced his sight words. His literature packet has sentences with words missing and a word bank available to replace the words. He is easily able to place the words once we go through and read each word in the word bank. He is good at sounding out words. We read the book together. We agreed that he would read the main pages, and I would read the extra additions to the text. We ended with sight words. I see improvement in his ability to remember the words, but we will continue to practice more in future sessions."
"In this session, the student and I worked on reading a Peter Pan picture book. I asked him to make predictions that we could discuss and confirm or alter as we read. He seemed to enjoy this activity and writing down his thoughts. As we read, I noticed that he is having a lot of trouble with longer, multi-syllable and/or compound words, so we also did an activity on compound words (e.g. upset, ladybug, bedtime). He didn't seem to want to pay attention during this activity, but he appeared to have grasped the concept by the end of the lesson. We will review this moving forward."
"She is improving with her sight reading, but needs reminders to read and not guess. She completed several worksheets on various vowels sounds and is showing improvement knowing consonant blends. Her parents will identify appropriate books (they assured me they have many) so that we can spend more time with her reading complete sentences."
"Today we practiced reading her book of the week. Then, for the remainder of the session we began to discuss different syllable types such as VC (closed syllable) and V (open syllable). Along with practicing that, I gave her additional spelling words to practice for homework."
"Worked on identifying blends /th/ /ch/ and /wh/. The student needs help with recall skills and identifying letters and sounds. Was able to identify /th/ and /ch/ by the end of the session. Worked on writing skills as well. Is able to formulate a sentence with help in spelling sight words."