Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had a quiz over two short stories the next day (Wednesday), I had him read the stories aloud and tried to prep him for the exams."
"Reviewed past phonemes in preparation for the student's move. Read two stories and completed comprehension questions. Writing sentences and reading short passages discovering verbs."
"The student and I began the session by playing uno. Afterwards, we competed his homework, which was to write his spelling words in alphabetical order. After each word, he sings the alphabet up until he sees the next letter. He didn't need my help until the end of the assignment because he tried to rush. However, once I slowed him down, he was able to correct his work. Next, we read his fluency reading passage Kite Flying. It took him 3:47 to read the whole passage (161 words) and after one minute, he was at word 53. Next, we reviewed his new list of high frequency words. We then reviewed his old list in 1:58."
"We did a picture walk to review the content that he had already covered. We discussed Symphony for the City of the Dead, which is a non-fiction retelling of the life of Shostakovich played against the drama of the Russian Revolution and World War II. We have already spent a lot of time on prior knowledge, so our discussion was fruitful. He is also making the connections between what he is reading and world history, though we are definitely spending some time putting those things into perspective. He wrote a book report for Ice Dogs, so he will be making his number line for this book."
"We did a reading fluency check today, and the student is right where he should be. One thing that we are continuing to work on is reading the whole of long words, because he sometimes will take the first 3 or 4 letters and substitute another word that starts the same way. When this happens, I just ask him to try again and he usually gets the word right."
"We did a reading intensive session with small focuses on mechanics. The student needs to slow down when reading so she can focus on pronunciation. She did well with the root vocabulary and remembered most meanings."