FREE Personal Student Dictionary | 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade Spelling Resource

FREE Personal Student Dictionary | 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade Spelling Resource
FREE Personal Student Dictionary | 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade Spelling Resource
FREE Personal Student Dictionary | 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade Spelling Resource
FREE Personal Student Dictionary | 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade Spelling Resource
FREE Personal Student Dictionary | 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade Spelling Resource
FREE Personal Student Dictionary | 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade Spelling Resource
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Use this FREE student dictionary as a simple solution to the "How do I spell . . . ?" problem! Perfect for back to school, this personal dictionary can be copied for every student to use as a writer's workshop spelling and/or editing resource, or laminate a few and put them in your classroom library for students to use as needed for in-class writing assignments.

Included in the Free Student Dictionary Resource:
* 1 Cover
* Notes for Teachers
* 140 Common Words List
* School Themed Word List
* Blank lined dictionary page for individual student Words to Learn lists

How it works:
Students should use their personal dictionaries when proofreading writer’s workshop pieces, as well as any time they need to spell something during another subject area like math explanations or writing in their reader’s response journals. The only time you might frown upon students using these is during the writer’s workshop drafting phrase, since you don’t want the need for perfection keeping students from writing down all of their ideas. However, if you have a student who refuses to move on until a word is spelled correctly (there’s always a few of these sweeties), then these word lists can be very helpful (although time consuming) for them to use during drafting. If it’s a choice between tears or spelling something correctly during drafting, settle for tear-free.

What’s to love about student dictionaries:
* Since every student has one of these at their desk, they always have a tool to help them whenever they might be tempted to yell “How do you spell . . . ?”
* Students can use these as editing tools during writer’s workshop, or any other independent work time when you aren’t able to assist them with spelling.
* When you are working on anything involving writing and a student needs to know how to spell a word, you can just say “Look at #124,” and the student knows exactly what to do (Go check out #124 on the Common Words in Writing list).
* The themed lists are very useful when students are working on common 2nd and 3rd grade stories. For example, the school list (included on page 7) is perfect for personal narratives with a school setting. (A whole lotta 2-3 stories happen at recess!)
* All lists are alphabetized, so students can work on this skill when finding words.
* On the blank lined page students can keep track of the words they have needed to spell throughout the year in one place. Whenever a student needs a word spelled that is not on one of the lists, you can write this correctly and start creating personalized Words to Learn lists for every student. These can be used for subsequent word work practice or reference for future writing pieces.

Want more?
If you would like to purchase the complete student dictionary resource which includes 1,200 common words with guide words + 23 more themed word lists, you can find the full 28 page resource HERE.

I hope you find these to be useful in your classroom. Please contact me with any questions or suggestions. I would love, love, love your feedback!

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