My Spell Check Dictionary can be used by students in grades one through six. It consists of sixty-seven pages filled with words students frequently use when writing. They are presented alphabetically in an easy to read font. I used it with my second graders who stored it in their desks and referred to it throughout the year. It contains spaces for students to record words they want to remember that arenÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t already included. It could be passed from one grade level to the next as the child grows, allowing them to create a truly individualized resource to aid their writing growth.
A special feature of my dictionary is the Phonics Follies page that appears as the final entry for many letters. On this page are words that sound like they begin with one letter, but actually begin with another. For example, when looking up the word Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½eightÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½, students often look among the A words. To make their search easier, eight is listed in the Phonics Follies section of the letter A as well as in the E section where it belongs.
At the end of the dictionary are six pages that list particular groups of words. One page features calendar and time words, another lists colors, and a third is a compilation of contractions and the two words that created them. The fourth, fifth, and sixth pages display the names of family members, holidays, and number words respectively. These six pages make it even easier for kids to find these frequently needed words.
This booklet can also be used to teach alphabetical order and dictionary skills. Student and teacher alike will find it an indispensable resource.