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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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For more information on how you can benefit from Ultimate Vocabulary, please visit its official website, http://www.ultimatevocabulary.com.

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.

Of course, the software is also backed by eReflect’s iron-clad money back guarantee.







Speed Reading Lounge Categorizes Ultimate Spelling As Ideal For Children, eReflect Announces


New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2015

Ultimate Spelling™ is a great tool for helping children learn to spell, Speed Reading Lounge says in their evaluation of the program. Ultimate Spelling™ has been evaluated by Mark Ways, editor of Speed Reading Lounge, and eReflect is proud to publish his comprehensive review. Ways asserts in his detailed review of the 2015 version of the program that it is suitable for kids as it focuses extensively on learning through fun activities and games.

The spelling tutor software is helpful for people of all ages, but especially children, says Ways. This is because it helps users learn to spell in a way that’s not stressful and too challenging, but rather makes them feel comfortable and enjoy themselves while learning to spell. Children can quickly assert “I spell well”, Mark Ways says in his evaluation, giving the program a 9/10 score.

Among the highlights of the program Ways mentions in his evaluation are its personalized list creation for every user, and its visually-friendly and understandable progress tracking tool. The Speed Reading Lounge editor says:

“Motivation . . . is a vital ingredient in all forms of life. This software recognizes this and provides you with numerous, yet legible graphs and tables showing just how far you have come so far. It also shows users just how far away they are from the next level of progress, giving them a target to reach. This will make sure that your children continue to learn and have an incentive to do so.”

Group access to activities and exercises as well the functionality of the web-based app that let users share their success with their network on Facebook are also important aspects of the 2015 release that have been highlighted by Ways in his review. He particularly likes Ultimate Spelling™’s step by step video tutorials, its list of more than 140,000 words, and its cloud-based structure that enables children to learn any time, anywhere, on any licensed device.

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For more information about how Ultimate Spelling software can improve spelling performance for you and your family, please visit the official website at http://www.ultimatespelling.com.

About Ultimate Spelling™

Ultimate Spelling provides a modern and easy to use spelling software that has been designed with one goal in mind – making children want to learn.

It is a fast and easy way to master even the most complicated spelling, without the need to write long lists or complete boring tests.

In fact, Ultimate Spelling provides more than just spelling help. It is a complete educational resource that boosts all level of a child’s literacy.

Containing a personal computer tutor, Ultimate Spelling is the most realistic step-by-step guide to flawless spelling ability.