Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, we read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts. Each genre had different specific focuses, but overall, fluency and self-monitoring reading was the big idea. With the fiction texts, we worked on retelling and noticing how the settings change throughout the text and how that plays into the problem of the story. With nonfiction, we focused heavily on noticing text features and why the author included them. We also talked about ways to retell nonfiction and how to include only the important information. Some of the text features, such as interpreting diagrams were difficult for her at first. We will continue to work on nonfiction text features during our next session. I left some books for her to practice with until then."
"Student's winter break assignment is to read a biography and answer certain questions about it in paragraph form. We worked through a biography of Babe Ruth chapter by chapter, answering the questions as we came on the answers. He remained focused and worked hard the whole hour. An excellent session."
"The student continues to make great improvement. We did timed reading with his Round 1 and 2 words from school, and read two books. He wrote several sentences - both his writing skills (motor skills) and spelling/phonics continue to improve. He did a stellar job focusing today. I will continue to increase the difficulty of vocab words so that he starts to stretch his comfort zone."