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Words I Use When I Write

Spelling and writing support for early readers
Grades K–6

By: Alana Trisler, Patrice Cardiel, et al.

These personal dictionaries provide useful words for spelling and writing. Building on an initial high-frequency word list, students can add new words they’ve chosen themselves, as well as those suggested by the teacher. These books are perfect for a writer’s workshop model or for independent practice. Their format facilitates differentiated instruction by enabling students at different levels to compile meaningful and appropriate words using the same books.

My Word Book (Grades K–1)

My Word Book is the precursor to Words I Use When I Write and provides alphabetized lists of appropriate words – with accompanying drawings – plus blank lines and picture boxes on facing pages. Separate pages for important names, “school tools,” and color words are also included.

Mi libro de Palabras, the Spanish-language version of My Word Book, includes 90 high-frequency sight words, and pays special attention to differences in Spanish spelling and punctuation.

Words I Use When I Write (Grades 1–2)

Words I Use When I Write provides close to 500 high-interest, high-frequency words in hand-printed manuscript, plus plenty of blank lines for new words. Separate pages for important names and word categories are also included.

Palabras que yo uso cuando escribo, the Spanish-language version of Words I Use When I Write, provides 400 high-frequency sight words, paying special attention to differences in Spanish spelling and punctuation.

More Words I Use When I Write (Grades 3–4)

More Words I Use When I Write provides more than 1,000 hand-printed high-frequency words appropriate for intermediate students, with extra pages of blank lines included to support a growing vocabulary.

Advanced Words I Use When I Write (Grades 5–6)

Advanced Words I Use When I Write provides more than 1,200 typeset high-frequency words, including “spelling demons” and content-area words appropriate for older students. Extra pages of lines support a growing and more specialized vocabulary.

Skills Addressed

  • Alphabetization
  • Spelling
  • Word Recognition
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Dictionary Skills

Pricing for Words I Use When I Write

Item #
Item
Grade Range
Pricing
1–5 6+
Quantity
Subtotal
Y568-W1 My Word Book
1–5 pricing: 3.20
6+ pricing: 2.25
My Word Book

This personal word and picture book provides an initial list of 100 high-frequency sight words with accompanying illustrations, plus plenty of blank lines and picture boxes for new words and illustrations chosen by the student or teacher. Additional words can be selected from thematic units, lessons, literature, word walls, or other sources. A section in the back of the book provides pages for school words, the names of friends and family members, and other categories of words.

My Word Book
helps students start making the link between words and images by learning the “labels” for familiar objects in their world. The process of adding words that are relevant and personally meaningful engages students in learning and remembering. It also facilitates differentiated instruction by enabling each student to add words appropriate for that student. As students expand the collection of words they recognize and use correctly, they gain confidence and a sense of ownership of our language.



Skills Addressed
• Alphabetization
• Spelling
• Word recognition
• Vocabulary development
• Dictionary skills
K–1 3.20 2.25
Y570-W1 My Word Book Classroom Set
1–5 pricing: 50.40
6+ pricing: —

Included are 25 copies of My Word Book.

You receive a 36% discount off of the 1–5 prices when you order this class set.



Skills Addressed
• Alphabetization
• Spelling
• Word recognition
• Vocabulary development
• Dictionary skills
K–1 50.40
Y591-W1 Mi libro de palabras
1–5 pricing: 3.20
6+ pricing: 2.25
Mi libro de palabras

This Spanish version of My Word Book is a personal word and picture book that provides an initial list of 90 high-frequency sight words with accompanying illustrations, plus plenty of blank lines and picture boxes for new words and illustrations chosen by the student or teacher. Additional words can be selected from thematic units, lessons, literature, word walls, or other sources. A section in the back of the book provides pages for school tools, the names of friends and family members, and other categories of words.

Perfect for use with My Word Book in bilingual classrooms, Mi libro de palabras pays special attention to differences in Spanish spelling and punctuation. As students use the book, they start making the links between words and images, as well as learning the “labels” for familiar objects in their world. The process of adding words that are relevant and personally meaningful engages students in learning and remembering, and this process also facilitates differentiated instruction by enabling each student to create a personal collection of words that can be recognized and spelled correctly.



Skills Addressed
• Alphabetization
• Spelling
• Word recognition
• Vocabulary development
• Dictionary skills
K–1 3.20 2.25
Y592-W1 Mi libro de palabras—Guía para los padres
1–5 pricing: 0.70
6+ pricing: 0.50

This 8-page, Spanish-language guide helps parents and other caregivers create a supportive environment for the development of literacy skills at home. It clearly explains how and why to develop children’s reading and writing abilities in a positive way, and it provides practical suggestions, including games and other enjoyable ways to use Mi libro de palabras with family members.



Skills Addressed
• Alphabetization
• Spelling
• Word recognition
• Vocabulary development
• Dictionary skills
K–1 0.70 0.50
Y593-W1 Mi libro de palabras Classroom Set
1–5 pricing: 51.80
6+ pricing: —

Included are 25 copies of Mi libro de palabras. You receive a 36% discount off of the 1–5 prices when you order this class set.



Skills Addressed
• Alphabetization
• Spelling
• Word recognition
• Vocabulary development
• Dictionary skills
K–1 51.80
Y466-W1 Words I Use When I Write®
1–5 pricing: 3.20
6+ pricing: 2.25
Words I Use When I Write®

This personal dictionary provides an initial list of 500 high-frequency sight words, plus plenty of blank lines for new words chosen by the student or teacher. Additional words can be selected from phonics lessons, spelling lists, literature, word walls, or other sources. A section in the back of the book provides pages for color and number words, the names of friends and family members, and other categories of words.

The process of adding words that are relevant and personally meaningful engages students in learning and remembering. It also facilitates differentiated instruction by enabling each student to add words appropriate for that student. Students then refer to their personal dictionaries when writing, so the words’ correct spelling is frequently used and reinforced. And as students expand the collection of words they recognize and spell correctly, they gain confidence and a sense of ownership of our language.



Skills Addressed
• Alphabetization
• Spelling
• Word recognition
• Vocabulary development
• Dictionary skills
1–2 3.20 2.25
Y527-W1 Words I Use When I Write Classroom Set
1–5 pricing: 53.65
6+ pricing: —
Words I Use When I Write Classroom Set

Included are 25 copies of Words I Use When I Write and 9 Classroom Posters.

You receive a 36% discount off of the 1–5 prices when you order this class set.



Skills Addressed
• Alphabetization
• Spelling
• Word recognition
• Vocabulary development
• Dictionary skills
1–2 53.65
Y577-W1 Palabras que yo uso cuando escribo
1–5 pricing: 3.20
6+ pricing: 2.25
Palabras que yo uso cuando escribo

This Spanish version of the Words I Use When I Write personal dictionary provides an initial list of 400 high-frequency sight words, plus plenty of blank lines for new words chosen by the student or teacher. Additional words can be selected from phonics lessons, spelling lists, literature, word walls, or other sources. This book pays special attention to differences in Spanish spelling and punctuation, and it includes pages in the back for color and number words, the names of friends and family members, and other categories of words.



Skills Addressed
• Alphabetization
• Spelling
• Word recognition
• Vocabulary development
• Dictionary skills
1–2 3.20 2.25
Y578-W1 Palabras que yo uso cuando escribo—Guía para los padres
1–5 pricing: 0.60
6+ pricing: 0.35

This 8-page, Spanish-language guide helps parents and other caregivers create a supportive environment for the development of literacy skills at home. It clearly explains how and why to develop children’s reading and writing abilities in a positive way, and it provides practical suggestions, including games and other enjoyable ways to use Palabras que yo uso cuando escribo with family members.



Skills Addressed
• Alphabetization
• Spelling
• Word recognition
• Vocabulary development
• Dictionary skills
1–2 0.60 0.35
Y579-W1 Palabras que yo uso cuando escribo Classroom Set
1–5 pricing: 57.55
6+ pricing: —

Included are 25 copies of Palabras que yo uso cuando escribo and 25 Guias para los padres.

You receive a 36% discount off of the 1–5 prices when you order this class set.



Skills Addressed
• Alphabetization
• Spelling
• Word recognition
• Vocabulary development
• Dictionary skills
1–2 57.55
Y516-W1 More Words I Use When I Write
1–5 pricing: 3.70
6+ pricing: 2.60
More Words I Use When I Write

This personal dictionary provides an initial list of 1,100 high-frequency words, plus plenty of blank lines for new words chosen by the student or teacher. Additional words can be selected from textbooks, spelling lists, literature, or other sources. A section in the back of the book provides pages for contractions, the names of friends and family members, and other categories of words.

The process of adding words that are relevant and personally meaningful engages students in learning and remembering. It also facilitates differentiated instruction by enabling each student to add words appropriate for that student. Students then refer to their personal dictionaries when writing, so the words’ correct spelling is frequently used and reinforced. And as students expand the collection of words they recognize and spell correctly, they gain confidence and a sense of ownership of our language.



Skills Addressed
• Spelling
• Word recognition
• Vocabulary development
• Dictionary skills
3–4 3.70 2.60
Y528-W1 More Words I Use When I Write Classroom Set
1–5 pricing: 61.95
6+ pricing: —
More Words I Use When I Write Classroom Set

Included are 25 copies of More Words I Use When I Write and 9 Classroom Posters.

You receive a 36% discount off of the 1–5 prices when you order this class set.



Skills Addressed
• Spelling
• Word recognition
• Vocabulary development
• Dictionary skills
3–4 61.95
Y724-W1 Advanced Words I Use When I Write
1–5 pricing: 3.70
6+ pricing: 2.60
Advanced Words I Use When I Write

This personal dictionary provides an initial list of 1,200 high-frequency words, including content-area words and “spelling demons,” plus plenty of blank lines for new words chosen by the student or teacher. Additional words can be selected from textbooks, spelling lists, literature, or other sources. A section in the back of the book provides pages for new words that can be organized by content area, special interest, or other categories.

The process of adding words that are relevant and personally meaningful engages students in learning and remembering. It also facilitates differentiated instruction by enabling each student to add words appropriate for that student. Students then refer to their personal dictionaries when writing, so the words’ correct spelling is frequently used and reinforced. And as students expand the collection of words they recognize and use correctly, they gain confidence and a sense of ownership of our language.



Skills Addressed
• Spelling
• Word recognition
• Vocabulary development
• Dictionary skills
5–6 3.70 2.60
86217-W1 Advanced Words I Use When I Write Classroom Set
1–5 pricing: 59.10
6+ pricing: —
Advanced Words I Use When I Write Classroom Set

This calss set includes 25 Advanced Words I Use When I Write student books.

You receive a 36% discount off of the 1–5 prices when you order this class set.


Skills Addressed
• Spelling
• Word recognition
• Vocabulary development
• Dictionary skills
5–6 59.10
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