Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"First, we reviewed the student's math homework. Then, in order to complete her reading homework she picked the book called Strange and Amazing Plants. As she was reading we talked about the different aspects of the plants as well as worked on strategies for sounding out unknown words. After reading, I had her complete a sheet sorting the beginning blends of cl, sl, and bl. After filling out the word sort we played a game where I gave her clues to figure out what word I had in mind. Then she did the same for me. Lastly, I used those same words to complete a word work activity where I would ask her to spell a word on the white board and then change it into another word. For example, change black to slack. She enjoyed playing the word game and doing the word work activity the most. I left the word sorting activity for her to use and play with."
"The student and I focused the majority of our session on finishing his reading homework, stopping to slowly work through any words that he didn't feel capable of sight-reading. He appears to need practice sounding out and then blending back together certain words (long words and irregular words) and with digraphs and consonant blends."
"The student had already completed her Monday daily plan by the time of today's tutoring session, so we worked ahead on Tuesday's plan. We covered writing skills, vocabulary, and spelling. She passed her spelling test and only missed one. She really enjoys writing on the white board. She also worked on writing a paragraph for writing skills and chose the topic--Scottish Fold cats. I'd like to work on writing paragraphs with her again soon even though it's not in the curriculum. She did a good job of identifying details that didn't belong in the sample paragraphs, and I'd like her to apply that skill to figuring out how to construct paragraphs of her own."