Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on editing an assignment and reviewed/edited the student's essay on "The Day of His Birth". He had not yet completed the rewrite on his previous essay, and had no additional writing assignments from school. We will review this work at the next session."
"We reviewed spelling lists and a homework page, then read from books (one from school and one from the library)."
"In today's session, the student read the book "Happy Birthday, Danny and the Dinosaur!" She did well reading and sounding out the words, only struggling with tricky words like "million" and "delighted." Next, we completed 2 worksheets. The first worksheet had the student look at pictures with vowel digraphs and circle the word that matched the picture (ex. look at a picture of a spoon and circle the word "spoon" from a set of options (ex. "soil," "spoon," "spell"). For the second worksheet, the student had to come up with words that rhymed with other words ("cat," "book," "tree," and "bed."). She did a good job coming up with rhyming words. We ended the lesson with the student rereading a book she got from the library. The book had more difficult vocabulary, so I would read a page first, then the student would reread the same page."
"The student read The Biggest Fish, a level 3 book. I went over a few problems from 4 out of 10 pages, so hopefully, he will feel comfortable when the same problems are done in class."
"The student read two G-leveled books today, one fiction and one nonfiction. He scored in the independent level for decoding for both books. He also scored in the independent level for comprehension for both books. He worked hard to complete all reading and worksheets and added some personal information to the stories. His attention span was much better tonight as well."
"The student read two pages of questions and answers regarding the meaning of idioms and answer choices used in sentences. He did a good job of figuring them out. He seems to enjoy activities like this, and they give him reading practice."