A dictionary a great tool to teach children how to spell but the definitions of words.
A great tool to use with a dictionary is a spelling glossary. This is a list that will help you with understanding all the different types of things that go into spelling. Like what a homophone is, what prefix is, what a vowel consonant E is, the list goes on and on.
This is a great resource to help not only the student but the teacher remember what some details of spelling are.
Do you use a spelling glossary?