One Day After U.S. Education Department Showed Lower Vocabulary Scores for Students, a Michigan Physician and Daughter Launch New Video App, Book and DVD to Significantly Bolster Vocabulary
Program Touts Learning 100,000 New Vocabulary Words in 21 Days
On the heels of yesterday's U.S. Education Department's report showing a continued erosion in vocabulary skills, a father-daughter team from Michigan launched today a video app for smart phones called Vocab Tunes, and a 143-page manual in hardcover and e-book and a DVD called Vocab Tunes Root Words.
Michigan physician Sita R. Kaura, M.D., and his daughter, Manisha Shelly Kaura, currently a pre-med student at Xavier University in Cincinnati, have developed what they call the equivalent of multiplication tables to make it easier for children and adults to read, understand and remember thousands of new words.
"As the U.S. Education Department's report showed, following the old beaten path just isn't working. We need fresh approaches. The way young children are taught to read by parents and teachers in our schools learning only phonics and memorization of sounds and letters doesn't equip a child beyond 1st grade," said Dr. Kaura, who lives in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. "The average high-school graduate has a vocabulary of about 40,000 words. Our approach can teach someone 100,000 new words in 21 days when using phonics and memorization in combination with understanding root words and prefixes."
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