Sophia Ling on Dec 23rd 2009
The last tutoring session that I had with my students was three weeks ago. When I went that time, I went over the “sight” words with them as usual. They wanted to go over them quickly so that they could get to storytelling. When I told them, though, that they had to go over the “sight” words every week, they seemed disappointed. Additionally, I told them that we would have to spend more time on the “sight” words every week if they forgot more and more words each week. Therefore, they cooperated more with me afterwards. It seemed to me that they were more eager about the storytelling. After we went over the “sight” words, I had them work on worksheets in which they had to fill in the word blanks in sentences with the proper pronouns. Lastly, I had them read a book to me. Originally, I suggested to them that one of them should read the entire book first and then the other one would read the entire book afterwards. They both refused to do that. So, I had them alternate reading to me with every other page. Overall, I think that it is great that my students seem so excited about storytelling. This shows that they have a strong interest in reading and are eager to improve.