This checklist will help you prepare for your beginning reader’s curriculum. Download and print this checklist and bring it with you to the reading center.

Before each session:

  1. Pick up your student’s box.
  2. Review previous tutor notes and the Roadmap.
  3. Pick up the lesson packet your student is working on today.
  4. Read through the materials inside the lesson packet to familiarize yourself with the skills you will teach today.
  5. Create an agenda on a post-it or whiteboard. Use the following as a guide:
    • Tutor read aloud
    • Review vocabulary & add 1-2 new words
    • Word analysis
    • Essential words
    • Comprehension skill
    • Student read aloud
    • Fluency practice (for lessons with a literature text for student read aloud)
    • Take Reading

Home helpful hints:

  1. Always check in with your program coordinator if you have any questions about notes from a previous session or the contents of the lesson packet.
  2. Have all of the materials prepared before your student arrives at the reading center.