Personal Dictionary

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Personal Dictionary 


A customized collection of words that a reader encounters in their everyday life helps extend and expand their existing vocabulary. 


  • Label a page with a letter of the alphabet
  • Choose words that are meaningful to the reader
  • Make connections to existing vocabulary and background knowledge 
  • Include the correct spelling and pronunciation 
  • Use the new word in a sentence 
  • Add a diagram or picture for visual learners

Note: it will be easier to add pages alphabetically to a personal dictionary that is stored in a binder or digital device.

See It In Action


Create a template for readers to use when adding to their personal dictionary. Add photos to create a visual or picture dictionary.