Do you spend an unreasonable portion of your life reminding your students to follow basic writing expectations that you know they know about?
Do you ever feel like you want to tattoo the word "PROOFREAD" on your forehead to save time?
Do you twitch when your students ask every English teacher's favorite question, "Does grammar count?"
Then you need this product!
This is a simple Word document with text boxes containing reminders about basic writing conventions (capitalization, end punctuation, etc) that you can cut and paste onto any writing assignment. Infinitely re-usable, you can add or remove items from the list to suit your students' grade level and English proficiency, and it can grow with your students!
There are 2 boxes, a simple version for younger or lower-level English speakers, and a more extensive list of elements to check in student writing.
I find that seeing this concise reminder box on every writing assignment they do for my class trains them to go through the proofreading thought process on their own over time.
You can use this as part of a basic writing rubric, as well, especially if your students are used to seeing it on every writing assignment. You can use it to hold your students accountable for checking their writing. It also works as a task card for proofreading practice.