This is a guest post from Spelling Classroom
We live in an immediate gratification society of 24/7 news feeds, lightning fast internet connectivity and where spontaneous text messaging has all but replaced inter-human conversation. And who has time to spell out the word “great” when trying to tap out a witty Snapchat reply? “Gr8” is now acceptable and apparently conveys the same meaning, as does “how r u?” and “wud” instead of “would”. Call me a cranky curmudgeon, but today’s youth are being led down a path toward illiteracy and grammatical ruin! And while you’re at it kids, get off my lawn and turn that so-called music down!
But seriously, for all the “text speak” and shortcuts bombarding our children’s modern day lexicon, the fact remains there is a real world out there that doesn’t tolerate such cultural nuisances. Standardized tests, AP Exams, cover letters, resumes, presentations, bid proposals, and research papers all still require strict formality and deference to the English language. So what are parents and teachers to do when they find themselves in the precarious position of fighting societal corruption of their younger learner’s language skills? SpellingClassroom.com is the answer.
As parents and teachers, we all want what’s best for our children and students. And when young learners start the journey down the sometimes confusing and often dull road of traditional rote learning and memorization, the need does arise for supplemental training tools. The best of these programs stimulate interaction between the student and subject matter while at the same time promoting meaningful engagement with the goal of learning to mastery. SpellingClassroom.com is such a program that makes teaching the weekly spelling and vocabulary word lists easy and fun. By leveraging our interactive technologies, students actually look forward to their daily lessons as they are guided through a self-learning process preparing them for the eventual test and providing each student with the confidence to score 100%.
And let’s not forget, since Spelling Classroom teaches each word list to mastery, your child will enjoy a significantly higher retention rate, laying the critical foundation for literacy and future academic success. They might still revert to text lingo with their friends, but at least, they will have the proper foundation to leverage higher level vocabulary, spelled correctly when the need arises.
In today’s society, literacy is more essential than ever before. The ability to read and write at an advanced level empowers an individual to develop capacities for reflection, critique and empathy, leading to a sense of self-efficacy, identity and full participation in society. That’s why Spelling Classroom was developed; to bring out the best in each young learner and to remove traditional obstacles that can impact future academic success.
Spelling Classroom’s curriculum is fully customizable allowing parents and teachers to use our grade appropriate word lists or input their own. Additionally, parents are in full control of each student’s learning experience and their access to reward based educational games and activities.
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