New Web-Based English Vocabulary Teaching Tool Introduced - Confused Words Fix-Up

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In today’s world of informal speech and texting, students need help learning to express their ideas in standard written English.

...Confused Words Fix-Up fosters deep student engagement. Students learn by doing and are encouraged to think and consider the meaning of the words they are studying.

Merit Software has just launched Confused Words Fix-Up http://cwf.meritsoftware.com, a new web-based tool to help improve English literacy and vocabulary skills. In today's world of informal speech and texting students, more than ever, need guidance as they struggle to master standard written English expression.

Confused Words Fix-Up provides interactive lessons to help students learn commonly confused and misused words. The program has a motivational format that helps set achievable learning goals so all learners experience success.

Unlike many educational products that use technology as a distraction, Confused Words Fix-Up http://cwf.meritsoftware.com fosters deep student engagement. Students learn by doing and are encouraged to think and consider the meaning of the words they are studying.

After an assessment, students advance through the program at their own pace. They receive personal help and feedback while they work. Whether answers are correct or not, the program displays explanations for each word, plus a sample sentence to reinforce understanding of each word.

Instructors and students are able to track time-on-task and see improvements through an easy-to-use online management system.

The program is designed for beginning through advanced English language learners and older students, as well as pupils in upper elementary and secondary grades.

Merit provides several levels of support for users of its online system. Merit professional development and training helps instructors make a difference with their students.

Confused Words Fix-Up http://cwf.meritsoftware.com is a web-based program and works with the Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari browsers. Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems are supported. One full year's access to each level costs $29(US). Attractive classroom and school district licenses are available. Users may evaluate the demo version of the program online; no login is required.

Other Merit Software online English Language Arts programs include Starter Paragraph Punch, Paragraph Punch, Grammar Fitness, and Reading Skill Builder. Editorial evaluation accounts available on request.

About Merit Software

Since 1983, Merit Software http://www.meritsoftware.com has been producing educational software that addresses the core competencies that students require to succeed. The emphasis is on strengthening students' ability to read, analyze data and communicate their ideas.

Merit Software's programs are known for providing context-sensitive tutorials for students and convenient record management features to aid teachers, tutors and parents.

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