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Writing Editing Checklist

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Now your students can make sure that they check everything when they are editing their work… no mistake gets left behind!

Often students think they have edited their work, but they can easily miss some of the most important aspects. Students use this checklist by cutting one out and sticking it into their books at the end of a piece of writing. They then tick each of the elements off when they have checked it and initial it when they have finished to indicate to you that they have carefully checked everything.

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  • ACELY1672

    Re-read and edit text for spelling, sentence-boundary punctuation and text structureElaborationsreading their work and adding, deleting or changing words, prepositional phrases or sentences to improve meaning, for example replacing an everyday noun w...

  • ACELY1683

    Re-read and edit texts for meaning, appropriate structure, grammatical choices and punctuationElaborationsusing glossaries, print and digital dictionaries and spell check to edit spelling, realising that spell check accuracy depends on understanding ...

  • ACELY1695

    Re-read and edit for meaning by adding, deleting or moving words or word groups to improve content and structureElaborationsrevising written texts: editing for grammatical and spelling accuracy and clarity of the text, to improve the connection betwe...

  • ACELY1705

    Re-read and edit student’s own and others’ work using agreed criteria for text structures and language featuresElaborationsediting for flow and sense, organisation of ideas and choice of language, revising and trying new approaches if an el...

  • ACELY1715

    Re-read and edit students’ own and others’ work using agreed criteria and explaining editing choicesElaborationsediting for coherence, sequence, effective choice of vocabulary, opening devices, dialogue and description, humour and pathos, a...

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These will be really useful during writing activities, especially for those children who regularly ‘forget’ to edit 🙂

Sharon Ritchie · Apr 17th, 2016

This is great. I got my Year 3’s using this as they edited their writing in the last few weeks. Thank you.

Lisbeth McCoy · Nov 25th, 2014

It is good that there are several copies on the same page. They don’t need to be large in size.

ann christensen · Nov 20th, 2014

I really like this. Each of my senior pupils (we are a one-class school) will get one of these each time we start a new piece of writing. Once they’ve initialled it I shouldn’t be able to find any missing punctuation etc. (ha ha ha ha – you live in hope!)

· Sep 11th, 2014

I hope it helps Karen! We’ve actually just updated this resource to include ‘exclamation marks’.

· Nov 19th, 2014

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