Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Introduced the letter Ff. Reviewed previous letters that have been introduced. She knows all sounds and can recognize all letters that have been introduced."
"Worked more on adjectives and adverbs, did some computer games on a reading website. Read and answered questions from comprehension activities."
"The student started the session with his reading homework. Before reading the book that was assigned for him to read, I told him the difference between sight reading and phonetic reading. I showed him the word list at the back cover, asked him to identify which words he can easily identify and those that need to be sounded out for him to be able to read them. He was able to quickly grasp the concept and understand the importance of reading using both strategies. Next, we reviewed the vowels and their short sounds. I asked him to give words that begin with each and then gradually introduced the long vowel sounds. Today, we focused on the long vowel A sound. I gave him 2 activities to work on: identifying pictures that have the long A sound and reading and comparing words that have the long and short A sounds and matching them to their correct picture. I also did a reading comprehension worksheet with him where he had to read a short story and then was asked to answer a couple of questions. He enjoyed practicing how to write numbers 1-10 sequentially and spelling three letter words on his own."
"Today we continued with the phonics game I created for last week's tutoring session and used the following blends: et, an, ub, in, sc, and wh. She did an outstanding job. Since this will be our last session for quite a while, I told her we had to finish the year with a bang and she delivered. I had her spell words she didn't know such as INDUSTRIOUS, INCINERATE, INSTINCT, SUBMARINE, FANTASTIC, SCRUMPTIOUS, SCULPTURE, AND WHIMSICAL among many others she came up with on her own. She used great strategies to spell them out by sound and make corrections. It was fun teaching her the meaning of the words and using them in sentences."
"The student did her reading homework. She did very well. We practiced some word families. We looked at a sight word list and I put 5 words onto index cards to practice. We read a story that was mostly short "a" words and a story that was mostly short "e" words. He is much more comfortable with short "a.""
"Began session with reading. Following reading, reviewed math briefly. Student demonstrates mastery of concepts. Ended session with brief phonics games out of workbook."
"I found a level 6 reading online in which we alternated reading pages. He starts out strong but then begins guessing words based on what he thinks the story or the pictures are trying to say. He did want to read more than one page at a time which is improving his endurance. He also completed some work in his Friday homework folder including an assignment on homophones and reading comprehension."