Picture Dictionary for Writing, Vocabulary, Word Work, Literacy Centers

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Babbling Abby
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Do you have students who are frequently asking you: HOW DO I SPELL THIS?! Well, then you’re going to LOVE handing them their very own Picture Dictionary. The picture dictionary was designed to provide students with a variety of thematic words that they can use to support their writing, vocabulary development, and word work.

Simply provide students with a thematic page that they will color, cut, and paste into their picture dictionaries. And, if there are other words within that category that they still want to know, they can simply add them into the dedicated space below the thematic page in their notebook.

There are a variety of thematic pages to choose from and new pages will be added seasonally, so be sure to check back often or leave a comment suggesting a page you’d like to see added! Here's a list of what is currently included:

School Words

Apple Words

Fall Words

Halloween Words

Pumpkin Words

Animal Words

Transportation Words

Food Words

Outside Words

Weather Words

Action Words

Thanksgiving Words

Veterans Day

Winter Words

Christmas Words

Hanukkah Words

Kwanzaa Words

New Years Words

Martin Luther King, Jr Words

January Words

February Words

Valentines Day Words

Winter Olympics Games Words

Dental Health Words

Penguins Words

March Words

Spring Words

St. Patrick's Day Words

April Words

Earth Day Words

Easter Words

Habitat Words

Summer Words


May Words

September Words

Body Part Words

Chinese New Year Words

Fairytale Words

August Words

October Words

November Words

December Words

Family Words

Home Words

Feelings Words

Clothing Words

Community Words

All About Me Words

♥︎Teachers will love given students more autonomy in the classroom and the ability to have students reference their picture dictionary throughout the year to support their writing.

♥︎Students will love the maintaining and adding to their picture dictionary, plus the independence they gain by looking up a word and spelling it correctly.

What teachers are saying about this resource...

"I love these for independent writing. We add a couple pages each month and the students have them to access during writing center time. It helps them come up with ideas for writing and cut down on asking how to spell something." - Pamela F.

"Love how simple this is to use but also builds my kinders' vocabulary and they can reference to it whenever they need it." - Giselle O.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.


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