I can’t keep my tutee engaged

Challenge
I can’t keep my tutee engaged

Scenario:
My student doesn’t know how to sound out words. This has directly affected both his reading and writing skills. My biggest challenge is trying to get my student engaged and involved in the learning process. My tutee never pays attention when I read to him. I don’t know what else to do to get him to try to read. The one thing that truly excites my tutee is playing games. I chose a board game with sentences on each space. I thought the game would be a good way to get him to read the sentences.

Possible Strategies:
Great idea! You can also try having him dictate a story to you and you can write a book together, and then read it. Make sure you find books in his interest and books that are funny.