A typical day would start with reading my student a book of their choice and asking them higher order thinking questions. Then we would start the lesson with phonetics of letters or a blend of letters. We continue with learning new vocabulary that will be introduced in their guided reading. As they read, I would ask them questions and see if they could recall some of the vocabulary. At the end of each lesson, we would summarize the book verbally and the student would do a short worksheet.
It was a good experience for me. I learned how to be more patient when dealing with other people, how to listen attentively to what they are saying, and create a good conversation.
My co-volunteers were enthusiastic and encouraging. They often suggest ideas to help me improve my teaching techniques.
The most enjoyable part is having my students enjoy reading.