This dictionary can be used in several different ways!
Students can make entries of new vocabulary taught in class, words they see in books that they don't understand, words they learn on their own, the possibilities are endless.
Here's how I use it in my classroom:
Students read a good fit book at their desks with this booklet next to them, writing down any Chinese characters they don't recognize in a new dictionary entry. Additionally, as students come across unknown Chinese characters they know to briefly look over previous entries to see if they have already entered the Chinese character in their dictionary.