Here is a simple, easy-to-use writing checklist for students to use independently. It helps students to remember the basics like punctuation and spelling, but also reminds them to use transition words and strong, interesting vocabulary (no more "good" or "nice"). I typically use it with my English Learners but teachers have also used it for their entire classes. I have found that students understand it and are able to use it effectively. Students can use it with a partner as well. I originally designed it for 4th graders to use with their daily journal writing, but it is versatile and can be used with any kind of writing with students in 3rd through 5th grade! It is a half sheet so there are 2 per page.