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I am a volunteer parent tutoring a 4th grade student who is reading at a 1st grade level. I need ideas to help her pass 4th grade.
The reading specialist set up a lesson plan as follows: 1. I read out loud while she eats. I ask her questions to make sure she comprehends what I am reading. 2. She reads to me from a set of books at the 1.5 level. 3. She writes three sentences to summarize the story. 4. She rereads a book she has read to me already. 5. Flashcards introducing 3 words/day. This did not seem to interest her a lot. I asked her what she would love to hear me read--so I am reading a Vampire Weenies book. I brought some of my daughters books in for her to try out. I think they are level 2, 2.5, and 3. She is VERY interested in tackling those books but does have trouble with them. I made her a set of Flashcards to take home and work on. She says she uses them a lot. She seems to prefer my approach but I am not sure if I am helping her or not. She is a beautiful, shy, sweet girl. I desperately want to do this right because the principal says he will not pass her on to 5th grade if her reading isn't improved. PLEASE give me some feedback on this. Failure IS NOT an option. Thank you so much.