Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's recent session was much more productive and she showed much more focus and effort. She read two books which were both on a higher level than previous books. The student wrote three sentences from a list of sight words. She was sounding out and using punctuation more consistently. We also practiced blending more words using short vowel patterns and identifying final diagraph sounds."
"We began the session reviewing word families, blends, and certain letter combinations that are common in reading. This seems to really help him in his reading. We then played sight word bingo. Then he read his new book from school that went up in level from last week. Then we played word fling to work on sight words. Then we read a level E book, and he did very well. Then we played sight word fishing on the floor where he had to fish for his sight words. He has demonstrated improvement in his sight words and fluency."
"Today we reviewed the student's sight words for the week and wrote sentences with words 1-3. We reviewed each word and definition, then I asked him to use it in a sentence out loud. Then we brainstormed for a sentence for the assignment based on our out loud sentences. Afterwards, he completed his reading worksheets for the day."
"The student and I continued our survey of Level 2 reading from last week. We were able to pick up right where we left off and complete almost 30 pages of reading. Additionally, he and I covered some spelling issues and even dove into some complex ideas like silent letters. Overall, he is eager to move on to Level 3 books, and I think that it is a realistic goal for us to pursue in the next week."
"We did work on the "th" sound. The student confuses this sound with the "f" sound. We have done some simple word identification so she can be clear on the difference between words with these two sounds. I also introduced some new terminology that will help her to distinguish between words and sounds. Using the word flashcards, I asked questions such as, "can you find the cards that end in D?," "can you pick up the cards that have an "a" sound in the middle of the word?," and "can you pick of the cards that start with "st?" These are just a few examples. She did very well at this! At the end of the session we played a game about vowel sounds."
"Student 1 and I continued with her Frozen book and spelled some words that are related to/have similar meaning to the words we encountered in the book. Student 2 and I continued reading Ivy and Bean and then worked on long division, long multiplication, and fractions."