I have students keep this checklist in a page protector in their writing folder. They independently take it out to edit their work when they are done before publishing.
It checks the following items:
I reread my writing. I made sure there were no missing words, extra words & that my story made sense.
I wrote in complete sentences & I have no run-on sentences.
I used capital letters at the start of every sentence & name.
I used periods, question marks, explanation points & commas. ( . , ? ! )
I used quotation marks with character dialogue correctly.“Hi there,” said Kevin.
All my words seem to be spelled right. I used the word wall to check for words that I was not sure about & fixed them.
I checked for frequently confused words.(to, too, two & their, there, they’re)
I used paragraphs & indented when I started a new one.
There is both a color and black and white version. It is also aligned with Lucy Calkins Curriculum.
Special Thanks to Teaching in the TONGAS for the adorable police clipart!