Use this checklist with young writers to promote literacy independence and self-assessment. The first is for writing in a draft book, notebook, piece of paper, etc., while the second (slightly different) is to be used for writing a booklet. I laminate the sheet and allow students to keep it in their writing folders. They use a marker to evaluate their own writing before bringing it to a teacher to be checked. I also upload it to my classroom website so that parents can use it with their children at home.