Young children struggle with building writing/spelling skills. It is, by far, the biggest risk we ask them to take. The same holds true for second language learners, at risk students, and special needs students. Giving them a theme based pictionary provides a spring board for writing! Students love using these pictionaries to write words that they need without having to sound out every word they need. Confidence is built and writing progresses! This is a win- win! In my district, the teachers are asking for these on everything!!!