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Bloomingdale, IL English tutoring
In this session, the student read a Clifford book he had. He first read the book out loud to me, and then I asked him the questions in the back of the book. He answered all of those questions correctly. Next, I asked him other verbal comprehension questions about the story. He was able to correctly answer all of the other questions I asked (about the setting, the plot, etc.). After this, we practiced reading fluently for about 4 pages of the story. I read each page one sentence at a time, with the student repeating the sentences back to me, trying to mimic my tone and pacing. Then, we read each page together, with the student trying to keep up with my place and mimic my tone. Next, he practiced reading an informational text and answering questions about the text (similar to a standardized text or reading passage with questions). He read a text about Polar Bears, then was able to correctly answer 4 out of 4 multiple choice comprehension questions and one written question. He needed less prompting as we moved through the questions and by the end of the session was looking back in the passage on his own for the answers. This was great to see and is a great skill for him to have. He did very well searching for the information he needed to answer the questions. The student did excellent staying on task today and with his reading.
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Bloomingdale, IL English tutoring
The student is a bright 4th grader. We worked on his Wednesday Close Reading assignment. We took turns reading selections, then he added post-it's to the page to express his thoughts. We also went over his math homework to check for understanding.
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Bloomingdale, IL English tutoring
The student and I began the session by playing sight word Uno. We then completed his homework, which was to use 6 of his spelling words to write complete sentences. Sometimes, her verbalized great sentences. But, he opted to shorten/change the sentences so that they wouldn't be as difficult to write. To help him spell some words for his sentences, I sounded them out for him. Next, we reviewed his sight words - old and currents lists. It took him 2 minutes and 5 seconds to complete the oldest list. On the other list, it took him 2 minutes and 23 seconds. On the most recent list of sight words, it took him 2 minutes and 6 seconds. We then read his newest fluency passage (reading passage 6). His WCPM was 42. He reached word 47 but made 5 mistakes. We ended the session by reading a level 2 book on his Kindle, Leopards and Jaguars. He enjoyed the book. He read some pages better than others. He used some good strategies to decode unfamiliar words. Next session, we will focus on the sight words he did not recall.
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