Have students keep track of their newly learned words withing a journal. At the end of the year, they will have their very own dictionary. Have them write the alphabet letters skipping 3 pages in between. Every time they enter a word, have them highlight the word by subjects. For example: blue for a social study word, green for a science word, red for a math word, etc. These journal covers are cut and placed on the front cover then glued and taped down. I hope you enjoy my idea. It works for all grade levels.