Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student read a book of her choice, answered comprehension questions, and completed a guide word activity."
"The student continued to read "Squanto." He seemed familiar with more words today as he had to sound out fewer spellings. He is making true progress in volume and understanding. He empathizes with Squanto and is very interested in what is going to happen to him."
"During this lesson, the student read the book "Go, Jade, Go!" He did well reading the book, only needing help on the more difficult words, like "complaining," "nodding," and "nudging." I also asked him questions verbally about the story which he was able to answer correctly either from memory or by looking back at certain pages in the story. After working on decoding and comprehension, we focused on fluency. I read the book sentence by sentence, and he would read each sentence after me, trying to copy my speed/pacing and expression. He did well with this, only having trouble with longer sentences. We ended the session practicing handwriting (writing neat, staying in the lines, etc.). Overall, the session went very well."
"The student practiced reading and phonics for the alphabet. He practiced writing and spelling words. He was enthusiastic about practicing writing. He made accurate predictions on how to spell short words by listening to their sounds. He continues to build confidence."
"The student practiced writing on whiteboards, and he is showing that he understands the difference between b and d in writing and reading tasks. He is doing more writing practice on his own, and this helped him as well. He did letters Vv and Ww in his alphabet book. When reading it, I helped him remember the Qq sound. He also read a book called Sara's Secret Hiding Place. He circled letters t/f with different colored highlighters in one minute. He enjoyed working with the letters in this game format. He also circled letters that were presented in a certain order. He had challenges with this, but I believe if he slowed down he would see his mistakes. I read half of the story, Changing Seasons, and I will finish it tomorrow."
"The student read through the first two chapters of Giraffes. Her pace was excellent throughout the first half of our session! I had her take notes as she went so that she would be prepared to write about what she read. I was very pleased with her comprehension!"