This is a simple, cute checklist that covers the big areas that seem to be the common editing mistakes for my students. I have included a color version for you to print on cardstock and laminate so you can cut it out and give each student an editing "pencil" to be used over and over throughout the year. Then, there is a black and white version with a cute frog "Edit!" reminder that goes in their Writing Folders.
Students are easily overwhelmed and often do not focus on the basics in editing as a result. I made this checklist to cover the basics; the areas that by Grades 3-5 they should be mastering.