Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed new spelling words Read a book "Sea Creatures." The student was also able to read 101 correct words per minute. He is increasing in his reading fluency. He was left with a reading comprehension worksheet and new spelling words"
"The student read from "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." He read over 15 pages, and read 12 pages without misreading on a word. He was very excited by his ability to decipher difficult words, and was proud of how much he was able to accomplish."
"The student stayed very focused today! We continued work on following a non-linear story, making predictions and looking back in the story for answers. Her homework is to draw a picture and/or write a description of a hybrid animal of her own choosing."
"She did a great job writing during the last week with illustrations. We reviewed the first 300 sight words which she got 99% on, she then used some of those words to create a scenario . I had sent her a postcard last week and had her do a free write on the picture. She then read a booklet on strange but true facts that she eagerly shared with her family."
"The student and I read three books aloud together, teaching her to cover parts of words to sound them out one syllable at a time. She worked with long vowel pairs, multi-syllable words, and words with silent vowels or consonants. We agree to make flashcards for the next class to practice at home with her mom. I plan to focus on long vowel pairs and words with silent letters."
"On Thursday, we worked on vocabulary and habits of a good reader. We discussed the vocabulary from the previous session, especially the challenge words: there, their, and they're. We practiced by identifying the appropriate form for various sentences. After this, we reviewed more words from the third grade list and chose 10 unfamiliar terms to practice. We wrote these terms on cards and will look for them while we are reading to learn more about them. Finally, we reviewed previously read chapters of the Magic Tree House book, and completed more practice with the habits of good readers we are working on, predictions, questions, and vocabulary."
"We wrote sentences for his homework assignments for Monday through Wednesday. We started reading a level 2 book about dinosaurs, and we should finish it on Wednesday. His reading is improving, and he is less anxious about reading and is recognizing familiar words more often. He has plenty of books to read until Wednesday."
"Today we were back to the usual! We practiced her reading book for the week then worked on her homework regarding blended sounds "sh, ch, wh, and th". After completing that I asked her to make sentences containing words with those blended sounds. At the same time we practiced the syllable types and learned a new one VCE (vowel-consonant-"e")."
"All things Thanksgiving! We started the session with the student reading one of the readers his mom purchased. He was excited to share and said it was easy! We played a game on the computer where he created -at & -ad words on a turkey. We followed this with an online game that focused on recognizing the letter B. We also read an online animated book with a turkey and several sight words. He wrote a story about what he is thankful for and read a Thanksgiving book. He is doing very well identifying words using beginning sounds and context clues/comprehension as he reads (i.e. words like dinner, cookies). We will be working on distinguishing b, d, q and p with added activities because it trips him up from time to time (normal for his age). He has a sight word coloring activity to work on as well as a list of sight words he was not able to say quickly. He did a fantastic job and was completely engaged!"
"Covered special sounds /oi/ /oy/ and /ar/ within context of reading a passage. Needed help with some sounds but is able to self correct. Was given strategies to keep pace and spot within the text by following along with his finger. Was left with practice of sounding out words."
"The student read two books aloud. She continues to improve. I had her use a number line to complete two math worksheets. We began one of her homework worksheets, and concluded the session by reading a book together."
"The student reinforced her phonemic awareness with rhyme. She read from many different magazines and newspapers to define what she wanted to do with her own rhyme. She is progressing well and her confidence is growing!"