Digital PDF download of a simple personal spelling dictionary for early learners and elementary grade children to record words they have come across that they can mark down to refer to support independent writing skills. An English language arts support for homeschooling or simply encouraging language learning at home.
Each week, keep your spelling dictionary close by when reading and writing. Add words that are challenging or interesting as you come to them. When your child would like to spell out a word in their journaling or other writing, they have the power to independently and easily find the correct spelling of the word they are looking for. This allows the child to feel a sense of accomplishment in their own self-help skills, and encourages independence and self-motivation for increasing their vocabulary and spelling accuracy.
At the end of the week, take the opportunity to spend a short time reviewing what the child has learned and added to their list by holding a spelling test. High-five the well-deserved attempts and encourage them to continue building on their vocabulary with this focused and positive time together.
*IMPORTANT: Follow printing instructions for best results. Print double-sided, portrait orientation, 2 pages per sheet.