As an introduction we spent a lot of time looking through our new dictionaries. As I walked around the room I could hear the children as they discovered pictures and words that were relevant in their lives and I knew would be relevant in their own writing. I just can't express how happy I was. And as the week progressed, I noticed that reading our picture dictionaries was a very popular choice for Read to Self and Read to Someone.
The dictionaries inspired some great stories and helped to generate some new ideas for writing. The addition of the dictionaries added a spark of excitement as the children planned for writing this week. As I was conferencing with the children, I could hear the children talking about what their next story would be about because they found the picture in the dictionary and they knew they could write the word! How exciting for a young writers and a teacher!
If you are looking for a picture dictionary for young children and are interested in this wonderful teacher made product please click on the dictionary pages above and this will take you to the Teachers pay Teachers store for A Teeny Tiny Teacher. You really can download this product and have it ready by Monday in a flash and you too will have some excited and energized writers that have a new writing tool in their hands and maybe a new writing tool to take home!