I have a client who is reading lots of Read Together books with me. She loves reading what she perceives to be “real books” and her smile glows when we are reading. While I adore seeing new readers so happy, I also am thrilled when I see true reading growth coming out of this simple Read Together practice.
The other day, I was working on sight words with this client. Sight words are those words we need to know by sight- many of which are impossible to sound out. She was struggling with many of the words and I saw her frustration growing.
Right as I was getting ready to abandon the activity, I showed her the word help. She paused and then said, “It’s help. Help! Like in I Can Help!”
And there we had one pleased child and one tutor doing her happy dance. Here’s to Reading Together!
haha. glad to know I’m not the only one who does a happy dance during tutoring 🙂