This is a great starter dictionary for students beginning to learn dictionary ABC skills. They can be used simply for that purpose or to assist with spelling during writing activities.
Please note, that this has a limited number of words in each section, but I tried my best to include words that come up often.
Each letter also has a "More Words" section where students can add their own words that are not already listed.
Whenever a student is having trouble spelling a word, or would like to edit for spelling, I always encourage them to look up the word in their dictionary. If it's there - great! If not, I will help them add it in and then it's there for next time.
In the past, I've also had students locate and/or add their weekly spelling words to their dictionary.
Other sections in the dictionary include:
Table of Contents, Days & Months, Numbers & Colours, Contractions and Seasonal Words
For many students, spelling is difficult and can continue to be. With this tool, I find they often feel more confident knowing they have another strategy.
To assemble the dictionary:
1) Print all pages including the blank second page (but minus the final credits page) single sided.
2) Alternate each page by rotating right side up/upside down
3) Send pages through the copier this way 1-2 sided
4) Pages should now be ordered properly! Fold and use a long stapler to add a staple to the centre of the book.