This is a very basic checklist for editing. I use it with my middle school special education students. May be useful for upper elementary as well.
I checked my writing for:
- Capital letters
- Periods, Question marks, Exclamation marks
- Correct grammar
- Does the sentence sound right when I read it out loud?
- Did I use the right verb tense (ex. run, running, ran)?
- Does it have a subject and a predicate?