It's a beautiful day outside! I'm glad you agreed to help me even though you would like to be outside.
That's ok. This will be fun, right?
It was so nice outside the day I did my assessment with L. He was a little squirmy and wiggly, but did a great job for me.
I picked out some texts for you to read. They should be right on your grade level. Will you read them for me?
I'm not a very good reader, but I will try.
I chose the texts that were close to L's reading level. There were four of them. He read three of them with little trouble. The last one he had a lot of trouble with so we stopped.
L seems to lack confidence in his reading skills. I wonder if that affects his reading.
L's lack of confidence did affect his reading. He would not try difficult words. He preferred to sit quietly until I told him what the word was.
You did a great job reading for me! Thank you for helping me! I got all of the information I needed.
You're welcome, Heidi. I had fun! The reading wasn't as hard as I thought.
The lesson I did with L gave me great insight into L's reading abilities and his problems. L has the skills to decipher texts, but lacks a lot of confidence. He is a struggling reader, but I think he could do better.
Do you think I will be a good teacher one day?
You are nice so you will be a good teacher.
There is certainly more to being a good teacher than being nice, but I could tell that L enjoyed one on one attention and he was eager to please. I learned that patience is important to teaching.