The development team welcomes this opportunity to share their design strategies with the wider community, and commented in their announcement that these strategies for learning spelling can be used by anyone at any age.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2013
Recently, the website Write Better English reviewed eReflect’s Ultimate Spelling program. Write Better English is an online community whose goal is to help people improve their written English skills. The 1600+ word webpage is one of the most comprehensive spelling software reviews that can be found online and outlines how Ultimate Spelling works to improve spelling in its users. The development team welcomes this opportunity to share their design strategies with the wider community, and commented in their announcement that these strategies for learning spelling can be used by anyone at any age.
Ultimate Spelling starts out with a prebuilt list of approximately fifty thousand words, divided into ten different levels. Each word comes with an audio file for pronunciation, definition, usage guidelines, and a link for images, synonyms and rhymes. In addition, the user is able to also type in a word and using a utility in the program, add it to the list along with all of the aforementioned aids. The program connects with the internet for some of these associated functions.
The first step in the spelling instruction is repetition and elaboration. First, the word is presented, defined, and shown with illustration if necessary. Next is the flash card or “Dictation Card” function, with the word on one side and its definition on the other. Spelling drills are the next learning step. There are three kinds of drills: “By Definition,” “By Sound” and “Fusion.” The “By Definition” drill gives the student a definition and they have to correctly type the word that matches that definition. “By Sound” gives an audio pronunciation and the student types the word. The “Fusion” drill is simply a combination of the other two drills, giving a pronunciation and definition for the word, which then must be typed. Again, any word that is added to the program and lists automatically is added to these drills as well.
Ultimate Spelling includes tracking functionality to give real-time information on how well a user is doing in the program. The spelling software review compliments the program’s ability to accommodate multiple users and to track them separately. The tailorability of the Ultimate Spelling program is one of its key selling points, according to the website.
Write Better English’s reviewer also gave high marks to the usability of the program. It is Windows based, with easy point-and-click functionality common to Windows products. Buttons and tabs are easy to see and use, and text is very readable according to the review. Additionally, the combination of approaches to accommodate different learning styles was lauded, equally teaching those who learn best through auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning methods.
eReflect is pleased that the website Write Better English gave such a favorable review to the Ultimate Spelling learning program, and congratulates them on such a clear outline of the program's teaching strategies. The site also explained the basic process of the program and how it teaches students through a combination of kinesthetic, auditory, and visual learning methods. See more at the Write Better English website or the Ultimate Spelling website.
For more information about how 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.