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Ideal Approach to Teaching Reading Discussed In Latest Blog Post on Ultimate Vocabulary


New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2015

The Reading Wars have been raging for years, eReflect’s editor notes in a new blog post. Some teachers and pedagogy experts assert teaching reading through the phonics approach is a foolproof, time-efficient technique. Others argue in favor of the whole-language learning approach. Ultimate Vocabulary™ and eReflect revisit the decades-long debate in a new blog post, concluding that the ideal course of action is a hybrid approach to teaching reading.

The editor of the vocabulary builder software blog presents the contrasting approaches, discussing the benefits and limitations of the phonics and whole language methods in an effort to provide a balanced overview of both. The editor’s goal is to help teachers find a robust approach to teaching reading.

The phonics approach is grounded on the accurate use of pronunciation, spelling, and word usage, as opposed to relying on context to make sense of what is being read. The phonics approach largely rests on the explicit teaching of spelling and phonological rules so that learners have a knowledge pool from which to draw when they’re reading new words, or reading at a level above their present skill.

This approach gives no focus on context, the Ultimate Vocabulary™ editor explains. It expects the reader to draw on existing knowledge and linguistic information to accurately read and interpret text.

On the other hand, the whole language approach is more relaxed when it comes to spelling and pronunciation rules. This method puts more emphasis on context and word usage as the tool for making out a sentence’s meaning. Phonics are still taught in this approach, but they’re not the alpha and the omega, the Ultimate Vocabulary™ editor says, noting that there is a distinction between the two.

“While phonics give students a strategy and repertoire for phonetically figuring out new words they encounter, the whole-language approach equips them with a much more necessary skill: that of deciphering meaning through context.”

eReflect and Ultimate Vocabulary™, a cloud based program that offers learners power vocabulary through fun and expert-designed activities, believe that a balanced approach to teaching reading should be in place in all schools. Focusing on just one of the two will mean preventing children from making use of the whole repertoire of tools and strategies learners should have at their disposal.

To improve vocabulary doesn’t mean engaging in a single exercise or technique. To improve vocabulary quickly and efficiently, eReflect emphasizes the importance of a blended approach that uses the strengths of each method.

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About Ultimate Vocabulary™

Ultimate Vocabulary provides a proven and powerful platform, built to improve anyone’s vocabulary.

The interactive self-improvement system provides more learning tools than any other program on the market, as well as more information on words.

The Ultimate Vocabulary software provides each and every user with a personal computer tutor. Providing a step-by-step guide to learning a powerful vocabulary, Ultimate Vocabulary is the learning tool everyone can benefit from.

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Bluewater Begins Global Roll-out Of Latest Water Purifier Series With Fresh Looks And More User Benefits


Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) April 23, 2015

Bluewater today announced the global launch of three new water purifiers offering a harmonized balance of design personality, performance and price that give users a choice of devices enhancing health, wellness and lifestyle needs. Bluewater opted to launch its high-performance, Scandinavian-designed new models at the WQA Aquatech USA 2015 water industry trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, running 22 – 24 April.

In a market typified by conservative thinking, Bluewater’s three water purifiers offer highly-relevant world-leading water purification technologies housed in stylish and ergonomic bodies in a cool grey color. With their compact, rounded shapes, the water purifiers are designed to be installed easily under a kitchen sink unit and provide easy filter change and maintenance access.

Bluewater’s smallest water purifier, Cleone, is a high-performing classic reverse osmosis unit that take ease of premium purification to the next level. Bluewater’s mid-sized water purifier, Spirit, has a sleek, contemporary style to fit naturally into any home environment and deliver 3-liters of direct flow water per minute (43.2 US gallons/hour). And the larger Bluewater Pro is probably the most powerful compact water purifier in the marketplace, delivering an astonishing 5.7 liters of water per minute (81.3 US gallons/hour) to professional users or those wanting a whole house water purification system.

Both the Spirit and Pro models harness Blueater’s unique second-generation patented SuperiorOsmosis TM technology. They both unite next-gen design and innovation to generate clean water 24/7, using little energy and reducing the water wastage commonly associated with traditional reverse osmosis systems by up to 82 percent – a timely benefit in a world where water shortages are becoming increasingly commonplace.

“These new water purifiers are simply stunning in terms of design and water purification performance and deliver improved ergonomics for easier access,” said Niclas Wullt, managing director of the Swedish brand that swept onto the global stage just 18 months ago. “Bluewater understands that people have different needs and our new series of water purifiers provide consumers and professional restaurant and other businesses with a range of options in size and looks that encompass the best of Bluewater’s water purification technologies.”

Mr. Wullt said that with its latest water purifiers, Bluewater is giving consumers and business users solutions that best fit their health, wellness and lifestyle needs. Noting that public water systems are in crisis around the world, he said that households and businesses alike increasingly need to take individual responsibility for the safety of the water coming out of their taps.

“Bluewater’s fully functional, patented SuperiorOsmosis™ technology enables users to purify tap water faster, on demand and at a higher purification grade with less wastage than our competitors, while removing practically all known potentially harmful contaminants,” Mr. Wullt said.







Instant Approval Auto Lender Outlines Auto Loan Basics for First Timer Buyers in Latest Article


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 04, 2015

Cars tend to be one of the more expensive items people end up purchasing, and finding a way to pay for it can easily become stressful. In their latest article, Complete Auto Loans outlines how to go about preparing for and inquiring about an auto loan for those exploring this avenue for the first time.

Complete Auto Loans first encourages future buyers to learn what their credit score is before asking about a loan. Finding out this information can easily be accomplished by using Complete Auto Loans’ complimentary credit score tool.

The article goes on to outline several key elements that should be considered when analyzing the qualities of an auto loan. Complete Auto Loans lands strongly on choosing a loan with a short payment plan instead of one that extends unusually long. The reasons behind this analysis are further explained in the article.

For those struggling to get auto loans because of bad credit, Complete Auto Loans makes getting a car loan easy. Upon completing the easy online car loan application, applicants are given the opportunity to save thousands of dollars on their loan. For more information, visit Complete Auto Loans’ website.

About Complete Auto Loans:

Complete Auto Loans is a Seattle-based company that is dedicated to helping their customers acquire national car financing. They design and develop customized no credit financing, bad and good credit loans. Voted the best for “Quality Customer Service” and “Best National Service” by thousands of people, their finance experts focus on providing their customers with the following: information and tools available for different loan offers, how to choose the best loan that fits their budget, as well as related eligibility guidelines.







Samsung, LG, Apple Models Top Latest Consumer Reports Smart Phone Ratings

Yonkers, NY (PRWEB) December 17, 2014

Android smart phones dominate the latest Consumer Reports Ratings, with several models from Samsung’s flagship Galaxy line, LG, and HTC landing at or near the top. Apple’s latest handset, the iPhone 6, was also a top-scoring model.

The Samsung Galaxy S 5, the Galaxy S 5 Active, and the Galaxy S 5 Sport all performed well enough in CR’s comprehensive tests to land spots at the top of the Ratings. Each received high marks for attributes like display quality, camera image quality, battery life, and ease of use. In all, six of the top ten highest-scoring handsets in CR’s smart phone Ratings are Samsung models.

The LG G3, Apple iPhone 6, and HTC One (M8) are also high-performing smart phones that rank near the top of CR’s Ratings. All of the models in the top ten are within 5 points of each other in overall score, meaning that most people would likely be very satisfied with any of those options.

“If you’re in the market for a new smart phone, you can expect a larger, sharper display that’s easier to read; better performance; and even better battery life,” said Mike Gikas, Senior Electronics Editor for Consumer Reports. “And while Samsung has many highly-rated phones in our Ratings, competing models from Apple, LG, HTC, Sony, and Motorola are also compelling.”

The full Consumer Reports smart phone Ratings, as well as a guide to choosing the right smart phone, can be found online at ConsumerReports.org.

Battery life is improving with each generation of smart phones – a fact borne out by CR’s exhaustive tests. Still, CR’s experts have the following tips to help consumers get the most out of their smart phone batteries:


Dim the display. A superbright, always-on display can eat up your battery, so put it on a diet. Lower it, or set it to Auto.
Turn things off. Your handset maintains contact with the carrier’s cell tower, and when that link weakens, the phone works harder to try to maintain it. If you’re spending extended time in an area with no service at all, turn the phone off or set it to airplane mode.
Give it a boost. Event the most stringent conservation practices won’t make a battery last forever. Carrying a spare battery is an excellent backup plan. Don’t have a removable battery? Consider a charging case from companies such as Mophie and PhoneSuit.
Buy a battery champ. If you’re shopping for a new phone, stack the odds in your favor by choosing one that has demonstrated staying power in Consumer Reports’ tests. Look for models in the Ratings that have ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’ scores for battery life.

Consumer Reports is the world’s largest independent product-testing organization. Using its more than 50 labs, auto test center, and survey research center, the nonprofit rates thousands of products and services annually. Founded in 1936, Consumer Reports has over 8 million subscribers to its magazine, website and other publications. Its advocacy division, Consumers Union, works for health reform, food and product safety, financial reform, and other consumer issues in Washington, D.C., the states, and in the marketplace.