Spelling Dictionaries - 3 Options
Full page cover and dictionary - print and staple or place in binder or 3 prong folder.
Landscape full page cover and dictionary - print and staple or place in binder or 3 prong folder. Uses fewer pages.
Half page, double sided. Print the cover separately (I use cardstock for stability). Print the dictionary pages double sided then place inside of the cover. Fold and staple. This is my favorite option for my students. I use writing folders and this easily slips into the pocket and doesn't take up too much space on their desk.
Why the blank lines?
Two reasons - first, when students ask how to spell a word, we add it to their dictionaries. Second, my students add their weekly spelling words to their dictionaries. Gives students practice with handwriting and using their dictionary.
2 Font Options for your preference
I also left extra space for students to write in other options through out the year.
Arms and Cops Instructions and Details
I have used these two strategies with my students for awhile. They write the letters at the top of their paper and cross them off as they complete each step. I hope you can use them in your classroom too!
I have include a single sheet with both strategies on it. Two options to suit your taste.
I have used this in the following ways:
Laminated and kept in desk
In a sheet protector in students’ ELA binders
Reduced size in ELA journal
I begin by teaching COPS as my students are more familiar with proofreading/ editing than revising. When teaching that, I use the individual cards with just COPS. I print them on cardstock, laminate them or have students glue them in their journal for reference. In my classroom when we have an ELA journal that we use often as a reference, we glue it on the inside cover of their journal, so it is quick an easy to find.
I make a poster size of the single size as well. To do this, go to file and then print in Adobe Reader when you have the product open. You will see options for “Page Size & Handling.” Select “Poster” and decide how large you want your poster by adjust the percentage. The preview will show how many sheets of paper it will take. You can also print “cut marks” to help you trim your sheets. Once trimmed, tape them together – I usually do this on the back for a better look.
Assorted Rubrics and Tracking Sheets
I have included rubrics for:
~ Spelling sentences (I assign 10 sentences each week and use the rubric to grade them.)
~ Extended responses
I have also included tracking sheets. I write each students name on it, then bind them for tracking student progress throughout the year. You can also add them to your teacher binder.
Assorted Posters and Handouts
The following pages are references that I print as posters or handouts for students to use during writing tasks.