Personal Spelling Dictionary
I created this personal spelling dictionary during the year as we are focusing on spellings and handwriting as part of SSE. I had an idea in my head but couldn’t find what I was looking for on the internet! They are perfect to use with 1st Class up and you pick the version you want. Also they can follow the children as they move up through the classes as it is as useful in 6th Class as it was in 1st Class.
How I used it
I used them with the class to write down words and definitions to go with their weekly story in their reader. They were also used as a personal spelling dictionary as I placed children into groups for their spellings so they put in their weekly words and definitions. This meant the children had words that they used frequently and perhaps spelled wrong. It was an easy reference tool for them. Lastly they were used as part of literacy stations when children were at an independent library book station. They looked up any unfamiliar words and wrote in the definition. This helped them develop an ongoing bank of words and definitions.
The Grammar section at the back is very useful when completing a grammar lesson without the need for extra notes and handouts. The children can use this section as a reference tool at any time and again it would be as useful to them in 6th Class as it was in 1st Class.
What you get
There are three different versions available to you when you purchase.
- Has a page per letter of the alphabet with space to write roughly 56 words
- 3 pages per letter of the alphabet with space to write down a definition
- 3-4 pages per letter (depending on frequency of letter) with space to write down a definition
Each version also comes with ‘Spelling Tips and Hints’ inside the front cover, a section (complete with page numbers!) about Spelling Rules and Grammar rules, Verbs, Nouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions and Connectives, Synonyms, Homophones, Figurative Language, Common Prefixes and Suffixes, couple of ‘Notes’ pages, Editing and Revising at the back (scroll through some of the product images for some insight)
How to print
You get these booklets as a PDF. I went to print, picked booklet under ‘Printing Sizing and Handling’ and then pressed print! For a bit of colour, I then re-copied the front cover onto some coloured card and also to help them last a bit longer.