Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I sat down together with a chapter book to increase his fluency over a larger body of work. We worked on slowing down our reading for optimal understanding of the material. After reading five chapters we had a discussion of the material to synthesize what we had read. He's doing very well in his reading but needs reminders to slow down."
"I wanted to see what the student was able to read so I brought different level story books for the two of us to read together. He was able to read Who Stole the Cookie From the Cookie Jar. I left three books for him to practice reading until Friday. I also brought a ring with 200 sight words. The student and I went through the sight words together. We did about 20 words and he wrote the words in two columns. One column of the words he knew. I am going to bring 10 sight words to the next session and have him focus on those ten sight words. I spoke to his mom about trying to have the student memorize the sight words so that he would be able to recognize them while reading and then be able to decode the larger words that he isn't familiar with. The student and I also played a site word recognition game. He was able to recognize the pictures on the cards. When we covered up the pictures he was able to sound out the words with help. We also used the tablet to look at a phonemic APP. The student was able to spell the words when given a picture and the letters were in random order. He is able to spell the words much easier than he was able to read the words. For the next session the student and I are going to read a book together. I am going to bring a book with repetitive phrases. Together we will write the repetitive phrase and then brake it up into words and then put the words back together. I will also bring the 10 sight words for him to work on."
"We worked through the activities associated with consonant pairs and sight words. The student completed matching, sorting, and writing activities to practice these skills. He is showing improvement in his fluency."