These checklists are designed to make the students accountable for checking their work. Despite my modeling how to use a checklist, I was finding that the kids were just simply placing checkmarks on every line. Now, they have to go back into their work and look for the answers to complete this self-assessment.
I have also included a peer editing checklist for each kind of writing a well. It never hurts to have a fresh pair of eyes!
These made a huge difference in my classroom. Have fun writing!