I started tutoring "Joe" in September 2009. He started at DRA Level 10. According to his school's testing he is at or above DRA Level 30. "Joe" is finishing 3rd grade. May 27 will be our last tutoring session this school year. I gave him about ten books I purchased at a local thrift store to keep him busy this summer and hope to meet at the library a few times this summer with his grandma or stepmom to help choose more books for summer reading.I've been thinking about documenting the progress of students I tutor. I'd highlight successes and describe how I teach to the needs of each student. This documentation could help others and inform the parents of students I tutor. Sharing ideas for extra practice at home should be helpful to parents of students I tutor as well as readers of this blog teaching a student to read.
I'm starting a new student today, May 26th. He's nearing the end of first grade. His parents think he's at DRA Level 12. The average reading level expectation at the end of first grade is DRA Level 16. I'm excited to help. He'll be with me for two months. His parents plan on helping at home, so there will be a few at home activities to share with my readers.
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