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Session Activities
Updated: 04/23/02
student activities

meeting with your student

Some suggestions for making your first session a great one

—Exchange names. Write your names down and read them.Get to know your student. Here are some questions to start the ball rolling…

  • Do you have a pet?

  • Do you have any brothers or sisters? What do you like about them? What do you like to do with them?

  • When is your birthday? What are you wishing for?

  • What’s your favorite book? What do you like best about it?

  • What is your favorite food? Why?

  • What are you good at in school? What do you like to do best?

  • What is your favorite thing in your room? Why?

  • What do you want to be when you grow up?

  • Do you have any questions for me?¸ Read a short book.

—Do a little bit of writing or drawing.

— Let your students know when you will be coming to their school.

— Talk about how you will notify them if you are not there.

tutoring materials checklist


Here are some basic materials with which to begin tutoring:

  1. Pencils

  2. Colored pencils

  3. Colored markers

  4. Dry erase board with markers

  5. Magnetic board

  6. Magnetic lower case letters

  7. Index cards or other card stock for flash cards

  8. Envelopes (for storing word flash cards)

  9. Sentence strips

  10. Label and Cover-up Tape (for covering student errors!)

  11. Glue stick

  12. Bound binder for student writing

  13. Lined paper for student writing

  14. Safety scissors

  15. Books to be added as you go along…

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