Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The students and I worked on reading comprehension through conversation with a novel. The first student spent the remaining time working on a reading comprehension test with me and the second student spent the remainder of her time working on a vowel/spelling activity app. The students and I worked on letters by acting out each letter with our bodies and drawing pictures of words that start with each letter."
"The session tonight covered fact/ opinion, making predictions, context clues, and summaries of texts. I will give him some additional at-home material at our next meeting on Thursday. He seems to have some difficulty with longer passages and in confidently reading aloud. We will start to work on these elements, as he is doing so well with comprehension and retention."
"The majority of our time was spent with the student reading aloud from his independent reading book. This was an especially good book for him because the character makes up her own language and it requires the reader to pay attention to each syllable. The student worked hard today."
"We covered the following: familiar leveled reader B, new leveled reader C, identifying numbers 1-20 in isolation, matching numerals to numbers written in word form, beginning consonant sort, story sequencing, number sense riddles 1-9, and sight word flashcards with Dolch List 1."
"We mainly focused on reading in this session. The student has trouble with identifying certain vowel sounds, so we worked on sounding out words and reviewing the different sounds vowels can make."
"We played a few games to assess the student's level of knowledge. She knows her alphabet really well. She is familiar with all the short vowel sounds. We spent a lot of time on -at combination words like cat, rat, and bat. She knows the difference between uppercase and lowercase letters. She could use more practice spelling words with s, r, and m, and practicing the difference between b/d and q/p. She knows consonant combinations like sh, ch, and ck, but does not yet feel confident spelling them yet. She likes phonics games on the tablet, and she did well alternating between the games on the tablet and the activities with flashcards and spelling. I will continue to find interactive games to hold her interest using my laptop and tablet. I will always work in some games to practice writing and spelling."