This is a Proofreading and Editing Checklist created by Kate Tayloe. It can be used to help guide students in proofreading and editing creative writing pieces or expository writing assignments. The Checklist helps the students stay organized and focused on the task at hand. The checklist can also be used as a transparency for a whole group lesson on proofreading and editing.
The Backwards Spell-Check means that the student reads aloud each word of their writing starting with the very last word of the piece and working towards the first word. This better allows the student to recognized misspelled words, instead of simply reading what they had wanted to write.