Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed the last 5 chapters of the book "The Round House." I provided discussion questions to talk to the student about."
"The student and I got to know each other and talked about some of the issues she feels she has with reading: trouble pronouncing words, mixing up the order of words sometimes, and stumbling over words and phrases when she reads too fast. She shared her reading preferences: she loves the book Charlotte's Web, she prefers books with a female main character, and she likes books with animal characters or about animals. After this, we read some Shel Silverstein books and also made progress in one of her own books called "Ivy and Bean." While working with her I noticed that she has a really good vocabulary -- even words that she stumbled over she was able to tell me their meaning afterwards. She would sometimes read fast and trip over words or accidentally skip a line of text. I found that if I gave her a small piece of paper to put under each line of text while she was reading, she would do better."
"Reviewed vowels and consonants, "a" vs. "an." More questions and predictions/thoughts as "Twilight" proceeds. Character sketch of Edward Cullen using vocabulary words."
"We practiced sight words. The student is progressing well with his sight words. We learned two letters, ng that represent one sound. We proceeded to practiced words with this digraph. The student read a Level 2 reader. We reviewed vowel teams of ea, ai, and oa with sample words, and played a sight word game to end the session."
"We previously read a story about a girl named Ida B and how she resolved her guilt. The student and I practiced writing and spelling during the session using a prompt about summarizing the situation of guilt in the story."
"We primarily focused on reading by working through spelling and sounding out words. The student fine with words he has already memorized, but new words are difficult for him. We'll continue to work on this."