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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.







Ultimate Vocabulary EDU Featured On Engaging Web Apps, eReflect Reports


New York City, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2015

Ultimate Vocabulary™ EDU has been presented and discussed by educational organization Engaging Web Apps in an effort to raise awareness of the program’s suitability for classroom learning, eReflect announced today.

Ultimate Vocabulary™ EDU is the latest release of the popular vocabulary builder, one which aims to make classroom learning for ESL and English native students easier and more enjoyable. Engaging Web Apps sums up the effectiveness of the program in a single sentence: “Helping students succeed, from grade school to grad school.”

In a very detailed presentation of the program’s features, functionalities, and new enhancements, Engaging Web Apps focuses on giving readers a clear picture of the program’s suitability for vocabulary building in the classroom.

Engaging Web Apps explains that Ultimate Vocabulary™ EDU is a tailored vocabulary program for schools with unique features such as curriculum compatibility for students in many English speaking countries, and a user-friendly interface that allows for easy administration and monitoring by educators. More importantly, the program offers a vast array of vocabulary exercises and games that make learning fun and appealing for the students. At the same time, the program offers insightful reporting options for administrators so that they can fine-tune the learning experience for each student in a way that’s constructive for everyone.

Engaging Web Apps also emphasizes that the program is cloud-based, which means students can access it on any device. Whether a student is at school, at home, or at the library, they can always resume their practice when it’s convenient for them. The program is timesaving for teachers as it offers a comprehensive, curriculum-based list of activities. As a consequence, teachers don’t have to spend time researching or developing additional classroom resources. Engaging Web Apps notes that Ultimate Vocabulary™ EDU is available for a 30-day free trial for schools and offers flexible licensing options for schools and institutions of all budgets and sizes.

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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.







eReflect Highlights Interactive Vocabulary Games In Ultimate Vocabulary 2015


New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 16, 2015

eReflect, the designer of vocabulary software Ultimate Vocabulary™ 2015, recently published a post giving details on more than 8 of the compelling and highly interactive vocabulary games people can play using the program. These games allow users to build their vocabulary while having fun. Ultimate Vocabulary™2015 is a polished and feature-packed vocabulary program. that combines instruction, activities, exercises, and games to make learning more fun, eReflect says. Games are a surefire way to ensure that users put in the time on acquiring a new skill or knowledge to make it one that is truly mastered and solidified. Vocabulary development is no different; by practicing vocabulary knowledge through fun games, users will be able to significantly improve word retention. As eReflect stated today, “If you have trouble remembering new words or don’t really know when it’s best to use them, one way to overcome this is by playing vocabulary games. Vocabulary games help you build your vocabulary and at the same time remember the words you play with. It’s all a matter of knowledge mastery through fun.”

eReflect explains some of the vocabulary games users can play on Ultimate Vocabulary 2015, including Hangman, Vocab Match, Word Finder, and Word Recall. Another game, Unscramble, is one of the most popular games in the vocabulary builder. In this game, the user is asked to figure out the proper order of the displayed letters in order to create a valid, English word. The word comes from one of the user’s targeted word lists, making it an easy way to learn and review new vocabulary words. To motivate players, the game awards them hint helps if they want some help when they cannot guess the scrambled word at first.

Crossword is a classic vocabulary game also available in the program, and it’s one that helps people master vocabulary knowledge through interactive play. Hangman is another program on Ultimate Vocabulary™ based on a popular pencil-and-paper version of a game. In the software’s version, the user is provided with a word definition that helps them figure out the word using the letter prompts. In this way, users learn how a word is spelled while they’re also reviewing the definition of the word, which helps provide a more complete learning experience.

For the full list of word games available on Ultimate Vocabulary™ users can check eReflect’s latest blog post here.

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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.







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