Spelling Lesson #4
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We have reached a point in our world, where knowledge is not only important but has grown to a level that it is necessary. A grasp of the language, of spelling, may not have been as important when we were children, but today it is the only way to survive in this new world. Those of our children who have a commanding grasp of the English language will thrive.
Perhaps you are like Marie who could be from any city in the United States:
Marie has two children, one in the second grade and another in kindergarten. She remembers when she was a child, working with her mother for hours on end on various spelling practices and quizzes. She remembers fondly how her mother made it a game.
“Look Marie, what is that?”
“A bird mama!”
“And how do you spell bird?”
She would answer back enthusiastically, “B-I-R-D!”
But now she worries about her two children. Having to work full time means that she cannot spend the quality time to ensure that her two children are where they need in spelling. She understands that English comprehension means understanding, but you cannot read if you cannot spell the words correctly.
However, she has found exciting games and apps with spelling practice online that allow her two kids to build their vocabulary and spelling ability online. She even enjoys that her children enjoy taking an online spelling test to show their mother their talents.
It may not be the same as when she was a child, but she takes comfort in the fact that they are learning.
Parents in this day and age, with the growing commitments of work, realize that they cannot take the hands-on approach to their children’s education that their parents did. They see that their coworkers with a developed vocabulary are earning more than those without. They want their children to do English builder exercises, but when they work so many hours, how do they coax them into such things?
That is the beauty of SpellQuiz, with fun interactive lessons, they can take comfort in knowing their kids are learning how to listen and write more efficiently.
Maybe you are like Elizabeth, an elementary school teacher in Texas.
Elizabeth is looking at her lists of objectives that she must teach her students so they can pass their standardized test called STAAR. No matter how prepared she is, she just does not think that she can adequately prepare them for the reading and writing portions of the test.
She has to find a way to juggle the state requirements with the district's requirements. She understands that some students will not learn as fast as others, which poses a problem. If she goes too quickly, she runs the risk of losing her slower learners; if she goes to slow, the faster learners will become bored or even worse, she cannot cover the material necessary for them to be ready for the test in the spring.
She has tried almost everything that she can think of to improve them. Flashcards, spelling quizzes, vocabulary builders and all the other tricks that other teachers have tried with limited success. She still has the same problem again and again. Not all her students learn at the same pace.
She was at her wit's end.
She then found a spelling practice online resource to shore up her students learning. What is even better, the students advance at their own pace. They learn 3rd grade spelling bee words in a way that they never really become bored. They enjoy the grammar and punctuation test modules that are in the program.
They think it is a game that they can challenge their friends to. Elizabeth knows that it is a way to expand their English language arts skills. She knows which words are challenging her students the most, which of her students need the most reinforcement and which ones are ready for tougher assignments.
She feels more confident that her students are reading and comprehending on the levels they need to and that they will do an excellent job on the STAAR.
Elizabeth’s plight is a common one among teachers for all grade levels. Teachers are finding that many of the old tactics they used to teach their students just do not work anymore. Repetition and quizzes do not reach their students as it did years ago.
That leaves teachers and educators in a bind. Do they continue to try and teach the children of the new century the same way they taught the children of the old? Do they struggle with bored students that are not engaged and not learning?
Or do they teach in the manner that today’s students are learning?
Students today are used to interactive media. They want instant feedback and lose interest in anything that doesn’t provide it. It is not that today’s students are lazy or are less intelligent, it is that they learn differently. They are used to a multimedia learning environment. Put a book in front of them and they will stare blankly at it.
Put an app in front of them that might contain the same information, or even information more challenging and they will excel. They just learn differently.
That is the beauty of SpellQuiz; it teaches where the children learn. As a fully interactive lesson that mimics a game, they are able to receive that instant feedback their minds crave all while acting as an excellent English vocabulary builder.
As an educator from a small classroom in rural Texas to a large school district in New York or Los Angeles, you really only have two choices: adapt to the new ways or fail your students
Which one will you do?
Perhaps you are like Michael in North Carolina...
Michael has dreamed about participating in spelling bees since he went to one that his older sister participated in last year. He just loved watching the contestants on the stage. When his sister made it to the last round before losing, he was hooked.
He longs to be there. He wants to show off his vocabulary prowess and spelling skills. Now that he is in the fourth grade where his district holds the first round of spelling bees. He is preparing himself. He wants to win; he wants to be the best in his grade in his district.
Who knows, maybe the state and the nation.
So he has spent the last year taking every online spelling test he can find. He has mastered every vocabulary quiz he can take. He has studied the commonly misspelled words till he can see them with his eyes closed and spell them correctly.
He is a champ in the making. But he thinks that he can do better. Michael knows that he needs to be ready for any word his grade level can throw at him. He has studied the 4th grade spelling words he knows that he will see.
He has done everything he can to ensure that he knows how to spell words in his sleep if need be. Even the hard spelling words.
Especially the hard spelling words.
He knows that he is not competing against the other students, but against the words that he might not understand or might trip on in a spelling bee.
He saw a movie on Mohammad Ali and saw how boxers used sparring partners and now wants to find that challenge that will show his weaknesses and force him to improve his skills.
Unfortunately, he cannot find anyone that is willing to challenge him. His parents are busy at work and his older sister only seems to have time to chat on the phone and hang with her friends at the mall.
But he has found a solution to his problem. His parents signed him up to SpellQuiz and now he feels that not only will he float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, but he can also spell those words.
Spelling Bees can be a confidence booster for young men and women that can help to shine and earn the respect of their peers.
Not only are they gaining valuable confidence, but they are also building their vocabulary, English comprehension skills, and the ability to read and retain information. They are preparing for the future.
SpellQuiz can help these students realize their dreams of success. With spelling modules designed around learning levels that are appropriate to their grade level, they will be better prepared to tackle the future no matter what it holds.
With the spelling modules that are included in SpellQuiz, spelling bee words are incorporated into.
A spelling bee championship in the 4th grade could mean a scholarship to a prestigious university a few years down the road.
With the melding of cultures and new people coming to the United States, many people share the story of Mari Cruz…
Mari Cruz was born in El Salvador and lived there until her parents emigrated to New York when she was 8 years old. As a result, she can speak excellent Spanish, but her English language skills and grammar usage is behind her classmates and she risks failing her grade.
It is not that she is not smart enough, she just lacks the foundation to build on. So her school has assigned her to ESL English lessons to help her catch up.
The only problem is Mari Cruz is afraid to let her friends see her in these classes. She thinks that her friends will think she is stupid having to struggle in classes that seem to do so well in with little or no effort. Her frustration levels are getting to the point that she is acting out in class and has even been sent to Detention a few times.
She does it to take the focus off of her problems with reading and writing English as well as she thinks she should be.
Her parents are at their wit's end with her. They know that she is capable of doing the work; at home, she is well behaved, but once she goes to school she becomes a hellion. They are willing to try anything at this point.
The Guidance Counselor in her school has suggested that her behavior is motivated from a fear of being made fun of in school should her friends think that she is not as smart as them. She sees the way some of her classmates treat other students who are behind or different and does not want to be one of them.
The counselor has suggested that she try learning English and vocabulary at home, either through a tutor or through some online ESL learning tool. She feels that Mari Cruz will better behave if she feels that she is on par with everyone else.
Coming to a new nation, a new culture, where the language is different is difficult for adults. It is terrifying for children. Even though they may adjust faster than their parents, many do not excel in class because of fears that they will be mocked and ridiculed by their peers. That can have long-term problems that will hurt their chances at success in their new homes.
That is where SpellQuiz can do wonders for the ESL learners. Since embarrassment of not being able to keep up with peers can cause problems, many do not do well in classroom situations or even with a tutor.
However, like most students, they will excel at their own pace with online help with ESL English lessons. They will learn new words, punctuation, grammar and spelling at their own pace. They will not be afraid to learn new things online. Even better, the modules offer an ESL listening test to test their pronunciation of the material.
SpellQuiz is not just for youngsters, anyone of any age can benefit from the lessons offered.
Take for instance the story of Gabby from Seattle.
Since Gabby was a little girl, she has dreamed of attending the University of Notre Dame. She has wanted to study Biology and one day become a Marine Biologist. Now that she is in High School she worries that her SAT scores may not be high enough. She practices her reading and vocabulary as much as she can.
But she still feels that she needs to do better to be accepted to Notre Dame. They only take hundreds out of the thousands that apply each year. It would break her heart if anything kept her from realizing her dream.
She is still a freshman, so she feels with enough hard work she can do it.
So she works diligently to improve her grasp of the English Language.
SpellQuiz can help students like Gabby reach their dreams. With modules that are aimed at High School students, they will enjoy the challenge of higher level vocabulary builders that will prepare them for a life as productive people in any field that they choose.
It is a sad fact that many schools are more aimed at preparing students to pass their state standardized tests to maintain the funding or accreditation of the school and not the long-term success of the student.
With students lumped together in larger and larger classes, the chances of students receiving one on one feedback are diminished. It is a disgrace that students are now lost in a system that is no longer geared to the success of the student.
SpellQuiz may not be able to fix the education system, but it can give your student the tools they need to excel.
SpellQuiz can even help adults that have been out of school for years and need to enhance their vocabulary to improve their earning potential. Take for instance the story of Mike from California
Mike had to drop out in his senior year of high school after his dad died and he needed to find a job to help support his siblings. He was lucky to be able to find a decent job with the San Francisco road and bridge department.
After nearly fifteen years in the department, he has reached as far as he can without a higher degree. But first, he must earn his GED to be able to enroll in a local community college. For a person that struggled years ago with his vocabulary words, it is no easy task for him to improve his vocabulary.
Coworkers have suggested that he take night classes to improve his vocabulary and spelling, but he is not going to take classes with students the same age as his children.
But Mike understands what a bump in pay as a supervisor would mean both for saving for his two kids college and his retirement. So, he struggles to find a way.
However, his daughter found something that he might be able to use. She found an online resource that Mike can use to build his vocabulary on his own terms and graduate on to better things. So, he has been taking the modules for spelling practice for adults vocabulary and even trying his hand at the spelling quiz for adults.
He no longer feels like a failure.
Mike’s story is a common one. For many reasons, lots of Americans drop out of school only to see that it was possibly one of the worst mistakes that they ever made. Going back they find is difficult, especially if they have had been out of school for a while.
SpellQuiz can help. With its modules designed to move at the pace of the learner, the adult learner can advance. Even better, they can do it in the comfort of their home and at their pace.
Of course, it is never too early to learn how to properly spell. For instance, look at Madeline and her young son Josiah.
Josiah has been diagnosed with a learning disorder that slows down his ability to sound out and understand multisyllabic words. It is a hearing disorder that affects how his brain understands and comprehends words.
The doctor suggested that to be ready for kindergarten and the first days of schools; he will need to be ready. It will be a lifelong learning disability and if Madeline waits, her son will have learning problems his entire life.
The doctor sent her to a specialist that suggested that he start English listening exercises that concentrate on phonics activities. She left confused and worried. She is not the best of people to teach her son proper language skills and she cannot afford a tutor.
But she has found SpellQuiz. And what is even better, Josiah loves it.
There is never a time that is too early to start mastering proper grammar and punctuation. Children that are read to and start reading at a young age perform on average better than students that do not. The bigger and more elaborate a vocabulary a child grows in their early years correlates directly to success in later life.
These days with interactive games and television shows, children are less interested in children’s books and more interested in things that offer instant feedback. SpellQuiz provides that challenge and that interactiveness that children like and desire.
SpellQuiz can change your life. Ask Jorge from Colombia.
Jorge is a moderately successful small businessman from Bogota, Colombia. He has two young daughters and feels that for the future of his family they should move to another country. He has been eying Toronto or Vancouver for a couple of years and has started looking into visas and permanent residency papers.
He feels that his business success will translate well in Canada. His family could do well there.
He sees only one problem. His English is rudimentary, his wife speaks only Spanish, as do his kids. Most residency visa rules require knowledge of English. He needs a solution.
He doesn’t want to hire a tutor nor can he afford the time to attend classes and take his family to them also.
He is at his wit’s ends of this one.
But he has found SpellQuiz. And he thinks it is the answer to his prayers.
With things such as English listening exercises and English comprehension modules, there has never been a better time to learn how to learn English at home easily. By deciding to learn English online, his family will learn English vocabulary even better than they will learn English pronunciation in full class.
He is confident that by next Christmas, they will celebrate it in a true Winter Wonderland.
For a person wanting to immigrate to a nation that has English as its predominate or national language, knowledge of a language is a must. Considering that most countries require a certain ability to support themselves and their family, money that one would use to hire a high priced tutor could be better used in preparation for the move.
SpellQuiz is the tool for that.
SpellQuiz is a multifaceted tool that can help children, high schoolers and adults improve their vocabulary. With modules that are set at a level that advances with the improvement of the learner, no one feels left behind.
With the ability to monitor and record the progress of the student and increase difficulty as the learner improves, this is a godsend to anyone that wants to improve their command of the English language.
What is better is the learner can achieve at his or her own pace. Learners of all ages and all backgrounds can efficiently utilize this platform in the comfort of their own home and at their leisure.
In this decade-old century, it is those of us that can adapt and learn new schools and apply them in a critical way that will succeed. Knowledge is power, and the keys to knowledge begin with the tools to understand and comprehend that knowledge.
Spelling is not a focus in the US school system anymore and it is a shame. The focus is on testing, testing, testing, reading and math only. My students cannot spell even simple words that they should be able to spell. Maybe if we go back to old school methods like dictation they would be able to spell.
Elementary teacher, M.B.A holder with two undergraduate degrees in education.
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