Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student completed the rough draft of his personal narrative. We also discussed the narrative he is currently reading. I gave him a reflection assignment to be completed by our next session."
"The student is writing a personal narrative about a trip to Galena with her family. She knows and can verbally explain what she wants to write but has difficulties organizing her ideas in writing. She broke her story into 4 parts with one paragraph already written. First, we checked the spelling for her first paragraph. Next, I asked her to number and note the order of events for the second paragraph on a second sheet of paper. She wanted to continue the same activity for the third paragraph. Then, I asked her questions about her events, and with an arrow she added more description to each event. From here, she worked on transferring the notes from her outline to creating them into sentences and paragraphs. I gave her the choice of starting with dialogue, which she prefers, or starting with a standard sentence. She chose dialogue but also added standard sentences for the first two events. Here, we hit a "focus wall," so she showed me photos of some of the rental houses in Galena. This caused her to add a few details to her listed order of events."
"The student and I reviewed more of his monthly homework. We also practiced division facts and spelling sight words."