This is a spelling dictionary I created for my second graders to use during writing workshop. In the past, my grade level has purchased individual paperback spelling dictionaries for students, but funds were short this year. I created my own, combining several different high frequency word lists. In the back there are also several category pages including number words, holidays and contractions. There is room for students to add words to each letter/category and also a page to add classmates names. I copy this for each student and 3 hole punch it. It goes in a cheap 3 prong folder and has worked just as well as the store bought dictionaries. I put a label on the front of the folder to give it a title (My Dictionary, Words to Use, etc.) There are no pictures and the entire document is black and white. I like to call that "printer and copy machine friendly." :) It is simple, yet so practical. My kids use it throughout the day in all subject areas when they need help with a word.