This project is a good introduction to dictionaries for our younger students. While helping to create their very own dictionary, students will be working on letter sounds, word recognition, alphabetical order, handwriting practice and more. The words chosen for this dictionary are found in early readers and can be easily illustrated. There are 4 words for each letter of the alphabet (with the exception of Xx, only 2 words). By adding drawings to the pages, students will be learning the reading strategy of checking pictures when coming to unknown words. Students can use their self-created dictionary as a resource when writing.