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Using root words is a foolproof strategy in improving spelling skills, as eReflect reveals in the latest Ultimate Spelling blog post. Root word awareness can prevent many spelling errors, and also helps in vocabulary improvement.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 18, 2014
eReflect, the developer of Ultimate Spelling software, revealed today how root word awareness can be an efficient way to learn to spell otherwise difficult words. As their recent blog post explains, its a fail-safe strategy for remembering the spelling of words with Greek or Latin origins, especially if they contain complex spelling patterns.
People can learn how to spell complex or long words if they get into the habit of learning words in clusters. More specifically, if a speller learns words with the same root all at once, then they facilitate both learning the meaning and the orthography. For example, learning that the root word counter means 'against,' it becomes easier to guess the meaning of words such as counteract, counterproductive, and counterargument. Memorizing the spelling and meaning of root words such as counter, omni, poly and anthrop will allow someone to quickly pick up on the meaning of words that use these root words, and also have a high level of accuracy spelling them.
If someone knows that the root word amphi (which means 'both sides' or 'both') is spelled with a ph rather than an f it means that they will be able to spell the words amphibian and amphitheater correctly, even if theyve never seen those words in writing before, explains the blog editor. eReflect encourages spellers to become familiar with both the meaning and spelling of root words, because they help form a substantial percentage of English vocabulary.
Furthermore, once the root words are learned, then suffixes and prefixes can be added without compromising spelling skills, because the spelling of most root words remains essentially unchanged when theyre combined as parts of bigger words. The more root words a person knows, the more words they can spell correctly. Root words are a prime example of how spelling improvement is really a matter of strategic learning rather than simple repetition of boring spelling activities and lessons.
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 childs literacy.
Containing a personal computer tutor, Ultimate Spelling is the most realistic step-by-step guide to flawless spelling ability.
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