In my 7th grade class, I introduce a lot more writing to the kids than they have typically seen before. One thing I noticed this year during Writers Workshop is that the kids can be given a Revising Checklist, but they don't really know how to use it. Enter, my new Revising Checklist, the How-To version.
Rather than just saying to the kids, "Check your Thesis Statement," I've asked them instead, "Check: One sentence only & last sentence of introduction; Contains title of text and author; Contains reader’s assertion (answer the question); Is subjective (arguable)"
I assume the use of the Editing Checklist as well, which I also sell in my TpT Store. Enjoy!