Small, folder size dictionary that includes 100's of words most often needed for primary writers. The dictionary is in alphabetical order and includes additional sections with topic specific words such as colors, months,holidays, abbreviations and transition words. The back page has 100 high frequency words and I encourage my students to keep that out during all writing activities. Print out back to back and place inside cover and students will never need to misspell common words again. I have included 5 different cover choices to print color chevron / or black and white. I usually laminate the covers and send home at the end of the year for students to use the next year. There are blank lines on each page for students to add their favorite words to the dictionary.
This has been a valuable tool in our 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade for years. Students keep the dictionary in their writers' workshop folder and show independence in spelling unknown words.