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Spelling Journals

Have students make journals using one sheet of paper for each letter of the alphabet. They can shape their journal any way they like and decorate it as they please--they'll want to use it more! As they read stories and come across unfamiliar words, they can add these words into their Spelling Journal along with the sentence where they found them. Encourage them to try to figure out the meaning of the word from context clues and have them look it up in the dictionary to write down a simple definition in their Journal.

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