Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began today's session by using a program related to spelling and vocabulary. The app allowed us to choose different categories of words such as beach words, sound-alike words, etc., and then select games to play with each category. We did exercises such as choosing the missing letter in each word and choosing a written word based on the audio of the word and no visual. The student was good at these games, and she responds really well to games versus actually reading. We then decided to read her book, taking turns reading (page by page). When she didn't know a word, she would guess the word based on the first couple of letters and continue. I encouraged her to skip the words she didn't know and we could come back to them at the end of the sentence. We then played the game I introduced to her Monday, where we would take turns flipping over flashcards and saying the words. The words were a little more difficult this time, but she remembered a couple of the words that she did not know last time we played. I reminded the student to keep reading from now until our next session."
"Two pages of grammar homework, focusing on long vowel-consonant-e words. We also read several pages of "Jessie" aloud, after which I asked him five comprehension questions. We also picked out the compound and vowel-consonant-e words."
"The student needed work on this week's spelling words as they were all tricky, "exception to the rule" words. I gave her some tips on ways to practice them. We started this month's reading & book report book. She read first chapter then I had her write a short summary. She's to do that with each chapter so when she's done the book report will just need to be polished and formatted."
"The student and I reviewed the character list he had for homework and made some additions. We then discussed the rest of chapter one. We read chapter two and half of chapter three discussing the events as they occurred. For homework he needs to finish chapter 3 and write a sentence for each spelling word. He did well tonight, asked great questions, and gave excellent answers."
"Today the student identified, read, made, and wrote several CVC words. We reviewed the vowel sounds each time, she explained that she reviewed the vowel sounds recently with her school Reading teacher. We also practiced identifying words that start with vowels and which vowel it was. She read three level B books and one level C book. Next time we will try another level C book. She did great today!"
"Today we worked on the usual subjects: spelling words, word sounds, grammar, tenses, and partner words. We took several practice quizzes, where the student showed immense improvement. On his first quiz he scored a 3/15 and by the end of the evening he was consistently getting 14/15 and 15/15. We finished chapter 1 of Charlotte's Web. The student seems to really enjoy this book and he is showing great improvement in recognizing words and sounding out new words. I encourage him to try to read the more of the book on his own or with someone else."