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My neighbor asked if I would be willing to tutor her son a couple times a week. He just completed first grade, but his teacher wants him to repeat first grade. I am a retired teacher and way out of touch with what books would be appropriate for him to practice reading. He obviously struggles and has no interest, so I am wondering if there are some tried and true easier grade level books I can look for at the library. Some really funny books or anything with fishing or trucks. I have gotten rid of all my materials, so I am limited to what I can find in the library. Thanks for any help with this! Also, anything I should specifically make sure we cover?

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Munchkins 05-27-2021 01:39 AM

How are his math concepts? I would make sure he can add and subtract, knows and uses place value, and can count/identify numbers to 120.

Is his school using guided reading levels for books? If so, you can google different levels for titles. Youíll be aiming for level I. I know Biscuit books are level F, for example.

Have fun! And the neighbor canít expect you to make up for a whole year of 1st grade, but you can give him a strong start (in first, not second.) jmho

asnmdirteha 05-26-2021 06:25 PM

A great way to help the kids to get even more out of tutoring would be have them work on different questions outside of your tutoring time. This will help reinforce the ideas and concepts you taught. One of our favorite websites to use to help the kids out (alongside their tutoring) is Beestar. It has a lot of great worksheets to use.

anna 06-29-2020 02:10 PM

I would do a phonics and comprehension skill inventory to get specific info on the deficits . Taking the child to the library would be beneficial as well. Let him see the variety and choose from a stack of books that you both made. I would make a stack that you could read to him and make a stack of books he can read to you. I would do writing with him as well modeling first and emphasizing sounds you are working on as well as sight words.

storytime85 06-27-2020 12:51 PM

My neighbor asked if I would be willing to tutor her son a couple times a week. He just completed first grade, but his teacher wants him to repeat first grade. I am a retired teacher and way out of touch with what books would be appropriate for him to practice reading. He obviously struggles and has no interest, so I am wondering if there are some tried and true easier grade level books I can look for at the library. Some really funny books or anything with fishing or trucks. I have gotten rid of all my materials, so I am limited to what I can find in the library. Thanks for any help with this! Also, anything I should specifically make sure we cover?




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