Do you always have students coming up to you and asking how to spell something? This tool is GREAT for allowing your little writers to be independent and to write confidently. Not only will they have TONS of ideas for things to write about, but they will be able to do so on their own! I've discovered that children are able to put words into sentences and get their thoughts down on paper more efficiently with this spelling folder than trying to figure it out on their own. All you need to do is cut out the columns and paste them on a manila folder in any order that you choose. The first page is for the front of the folder and the last page in the document are words that I put on the back. The rest of the pages fit inside the manila folder after being trimmed down. I numbered my folders (each child was designated a number) and then laminated them. I've used them for two years now and they are still holding up!