Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We wrote another paragraph using her challenge words. We used a website to go over vocabulary and reading comprehension. She had to answer questions about the reading and it was a good review for her."
"The student completed his book report on White Fang, typing the "spy dossier" into a Word document. I instructed him to produce two additional sentences for each of his descriptions. He is beginning to demonstrate a better understanding of sentence structure and syntax. I look forward to our next session."
"Today we worked on how to write a constructed response to a prompt. We started by working on a t-chart plan. First, I had her show me how she plans and she just wrote a list for me. We talked about it and practiced turning that list into a t-chart plan. We also discussed how we could include stories in our paragraphs, but that they had to be condensed to one sentence. We also worked on formatting paragraphs into a stoplight paragraph. The topic sentence is green. Then you have reason detail fact sentences which are yellow, and red sentences which are explanations - examples or elaborations of the previous reason detail fact sentence. She did really well with this process. I think it will really help her to be more concise. We did a practice paragraph together where she wrote about an important place to her. Her homework was to write another stoplight paragraph with a t-chart plan. She was to write about creating her very own pizza."