Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started the session by doing fast letters which the student did amazingly well on. We then went through some review sight words flash cards; she got all but two correct. Next, we colored a color by word worksheet and fill in the blank missing letter words. She was able to fill in the missing letter of all but one word correctly. Next, we did a sight word search and finished up with reading a Little Critter book. After the Little Critter Story, we talked about and drew pictures of what happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story."
"The student and I worked her homework and reading today. Her homework assignment consisted of spelling numbers, representing the number visually, and writing three sentences. We practices naming letters and writing letters. We also read a story together. I read to her and asked her to say a word when I pointed to it. Some of the words that I pointed to she had to sound out by making the correct sounds for each letter and other words she was more familiar with, like the, she, and cat."
"First, we reviewed and drilled the digraph SH. Next, I conducted a guided reading lesson using a level A book titled Maria Goes to School. First, we did a picture walk through the book to notice what was happening and what words we might see in the text. When the student saw a picture that he thought might be in the text, I challenged him to find that word by locating a word in the text that had the correct beginning sound. After walking through the text, I had him read the book aloud to me. He read the book beautifully. He was able to recognize his sight words: I, get, my, and the. He also remembered the words he found using the pictures and the beginning sound. I reminded him that we call this strategy Eagle Eye, using the pictures to solve words in the text. After reading the book, we completed a few activities involving finding words with particular beginning sounds. Then, I gave him a wordless version of the book and allowed him to write his own version of the story. He did a wonderful job sounding out words one sound at a time."