Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed new sight words from our previous few meetings. We also worked on motor writing skills for those new words and sound recognition."
"Today we reviewed assignments (site words/numbers/name) I previously assigned. He has improved, as he can more frequently properly identify the three cite words I assigned him (the, can, to). He significantly improved on remembering how to write his numbers. We also worked on identifying the differences among similar pictures, filling in the missing numbers with numbers 1-10, and we read a book together. I assigned him to practice his current site words and I added three more words to practice. Additionally, I asked that he practice writing his name and the alphabet, saying the alphabet, and reading his book."
"In today's lesson, we worked on an assignment for the student's school in which he had to create a poem using his spelling words. I had the student brainstorm about what he would want to write about and we came up with ideas for his poem. We couldn't figure out how to use the words in a rhyming format throughout the whole poem, so we decided to do a free verse poem. I reminded the student of his spelling words and we were able to get all of the spelling words into the poem. Towards the end of the lesson, I told the student about different types of poems and we worked to write an acrostic poem, using the student's name as the base. The student did very well this session and was very focused."
"The student and I worked on his Reading Comprehension with some high interest passages, critical thinking, and noticing details questions. He did very well! We also reviewed his knowledge of parts of speech, verb tenses, prefixes, and kinds of sentences."
"The student and I worked on point of view tonight. He was much more focused and easily grasped the concept. We also spent some time on reading fluency and comprehension, both of which have improved significantly since the beginning of the semester."
"The student and I worked on reading and answering comprehension questions to an article. We also worked on writing responses and citing text evidence for each question. He had a good grasp on rephrasing a question when responding to it in writing."