A Spelling Dictionary for Beginning Writers is a thin book you purchase for each child. It uses large, easy-to-read type with plenty of space between words. It lists most commonly used words to be used as spelling lists as well as special word banks for such things as home, sports, and weather. It also allows space at the back to add each child's own words. Especially handy is the word bank, a mini-thesaurus at the back, which will give children an easy way of finding "more colorful" words to spice up their writing. This ungraded book is good for elementary students in grades 2 through 6. The publisher has another edition for students in grades 6 through 8 titled A Spelling Dictionary for Writers.