Spelling is something that often seems to cause problems, as children shuffle the letters in a word, mess up words with similar endings, or confuse words that are homophones.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) November 12, 2014
Children are generally competent language users by the age of 5 to 6, but they still have a lot to learn about their language and its idiosyncrasies. Spelling is something that often seems to cause problems, as children shuffle the letters in a word, mess up words with similar endings, or confuse words that are homophones. eReflect presents a new blog post highlighting a set of words that have often been misspelled or mispronounced by children. In their latest post on the Ultimate Spelling™ website, the company notes that words commonly mixed up include “boops” for “boots” and “chicken” for “kitchen.”
The spelling program developer, eReflect, reveals that although saying or spelling “kitchen” as “chicken” can be an adorable and even forgivable mistake a child makes, it also servers to reveal more complex rules about language learning. Semantically these two words are not related, but they are visually similar in terms of spelling. Such errors often reveal the underlying processes going on in a child’s head when they are still trying to figure out English spelling, pronunciation, and grammar.
eReflect’s Ultimate Spelling™ program doesn’t just teach spelling, it helps people master orthography and English in general through consistent and interactive activities and games. As a result, misspellings like “French flies” instead of “French fries” and “cool bus” instead of “school bus” are gradually eliminated from a child's vocabulary and replaced by the correct spelling and use.
Other misspelled words eReflect’s editors list in their post are “baboons” in place of “balloons” and “strawbabies” instead of “strawberries.”
Spelling can be a daunting and often frustrating learning process, especially for children in the earliest grades at school. However, as eReflect points out, teachers can employ technology such as the web, software, and other interactive and fun learning tools to make spelling much easier to learn. As eReflect comments, “Spelling made simple is not just an expression. Gone are the days when children had to go through repetitive, unintuitive activities to learn to spell. Ed Tech has come a long way and it’s certainly not an exaggeration to say that spelling has indeed become easier to master than ever before.”
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.