Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We practiced reading short pattern word list from CO education page and timed her reading it twice. The student definitely got faster the second time. We read some poetry as well to increase reading speed and learn about rhythm and tempo when reading. She did very well. The last few minutes we looked at a reading comprehension exercise she had for homework and read through the questions and then underlined the main parts of the question so she understood what they were asking for."
"We began the session with a persuasive creating writing activity that focused on logic and idea organization. The concepts that we covered throughout this tutoring session: drawing conclusions and analyzing text. He was given a series of drawing conclusion problems through writing and visual means that he had to figure out by focusing on the details. After that, he read two historical short stories and had to complete an assessment."
"We divided the session roughly in half, focusing on math and reading. The student played 2 rounds of a math review game covering the 7x, 8x, and 9x math facts. I modeled two word problems after his math hw (which was already done) and worked through them with him. We did a reading and comprehension quiz on Judy Moody, and also completed a homework page from his supplemental language skills book, focused on his vocabulary words."
"Today, our focus was on the short 'Ee"sound. A review was done on the Short 'Ii' sound also. The student filled in the blanks with the short Ee letters and identified each word. Sight words from the Fry list (1a) were also identified. She continues to practice difficult words by sounding out the letters. For practice, she will fill in the missing middle letter for each word and practice to say words from the Fry's list (1a)."
"Today, we reviewed letters A-G. He was able to identify words that began with each letter sound and did well tracing and writing letters. I may stick with letters A-G for one more day and introduce H next week. I have also made him his own set of index cards to practice at home. I told his mom to review them once in the morning and once before bed (only the letters we have done so far)."
"We began this session by making a flipbook of numbers 1-15. We used the flip book to practice identifying these numbers in isolation, which the student did well with. Then we played our sight word game around the coffee table. She continues to automatically identify about 30-32 words. This is good, but I'd like to add at least 10 words by the end of the month. Finally, we practiced addition with concrete objects. Next time, we'll add in subtraction as well."