Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I have been working on phonemic awareness lately. We also worked on studying for her state test coming up soon. We went over some packets from school. We also went over sight word flash cards, and she is getting better at them. We then did a couple activities for phonemic awareness. We then read her book using the echo reading strategy so that she can hear a fluent reader and what the words should sound like."
"Today the student read a familiar text and an unfamiliar text to me. I then asked him questions about his understanding of the story. I reread the unfamiliar text to him to ensure comprehension. He has excellent comprehension. He is a hard worker and very focused."
"Met with the student to review how to blend sounds to form single and multi syllabic words. Multi-syllabic words included words with open and closed syllables as well as words with long vowel silent e, double medial consonants and single medial consonants. Informal assessment was continued from last week. Assessment results show he has made at least 20% growth or higher for reading single syllable words in list form. He continues to practice fluency by playing a hands on memory game and we continue to read his high interest low readability book. Next week we will continue to focus on reading multi-syllabic words in context and reading words in isolation with the various vowel patterns he has learned in his classroom. Incentive chart was given and four assignments left for him to practice his skills throughout the week."
"The student and I continued to work on her word recognition, spelling, and vocabulary. Today, we worked on vocabulary from the workbook for about 10 minutes. Then, we worked on another workbook for the remainder of the session. I have her provide me with the definitions and an example sentence for each of the workbook words she learns. Her focus was good today."
"The student and I continued to work on writing short sentences. I am using words that have word families so that will make it easier for her to read more words. Her writing is messy, so we talked about making it neater. She agreed and wrote much better after we discussed why she needed to write more legibly. Overall, it was a good session. I am helping the student to stay focused during our time together. I've spoken with her grandparents and told them why I'm using these strategies. I want her to be ready for test season in the spring."
"The student and I continued where we picked up prior to break. We reviewed the vowel sounds that we covered, then proceeded with more difficult work with diphthongs (a sound formed by the combination of two vowels in a single syllable). The student struggled with these, so we will review them next time."