Whenever he chooses a book to read, it is observed that he prefers those with several pictures and big letters. He does not appreciate books laden with lots of texts written in smaller letters albeit having pictures in them. I noticed that he would just look at the pictures especially if they were glossy ones, and upon finishing, would return the book in the shelf. He does not attempt reading from a book laden with huge texts and written in smaller letters.In a tutoring session undertaken on September 10, 2008, the identified goals were to assess Juan’s reading interests and attitude and to assess his self-selection of books. In fulfilling the assessment on his reading interests and attitude, the activity involved was to complete the interest and attitude reading inventory. For assessing his self-selection of books, the activity involved was allowing him to select one book to read by himself and one book he would like to be read to him.During the first day of the tutoring session, I tried to establish rapport with my tutee. We sat at the classroom library in which I invited and allowed him to choose a book that catches his attention. Through observation, I noticed a bright smile on Juan’s face. This is actually a positive sign about showing his interest in the one-on-one tutorial session. A few minutes later, he picked a book and showed it to me. The book he chose had several colorful pictures with big prints and a strong cultural connection with his personal life. Corn is Maize by Aliki is one of Juan’s favorite books. He exhibited eagerness to start reading, although his reading fluency or pace was slow at this time. Oral Language and Code-Related Precursors to Reading.
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