Teaching Resource

General Writing Checklist Poster

PDF, Word | 2 pages|Grades: 1 - 3

A pencil-themed writing checklist poster.

Display this writing checklist poster in your classroom as a visual reminder of the details students should check when editing their writing.

Simply cut out the three sections of the poster and combine them to create a pencil.

Use this poster with the General Writing Checklist. This printable checklist uses the same visuals as the poster to help reinforce each step.


This resource was created in conjunction with Kaitlyn Woods at our Let’s Collaborate event.

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELY1662

    Re-read student’s own texts and discuss possible changes to improve meaning, spelling and punctuationElaborationsadding or deleting words on page or screen to improve meaning, for example adding an adjective to a noun (Skills: Literacy, Critical...

  • 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 ...

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Melissa Pang

This is ace! It would be amazing if it could be reduced to a small size – say 4 to a page to laminate and give to students to use at their tables while writing.

Melissa Pang · Feb 1st, 2021

Paul (Teach Starter)

Hi Melissa,

Thanks for your feedback! We do have a resource similar to what you’re describing attached to the post. You can also find it at https://www.teachstarter.com/au/teaching-resource/general-writing-checklist/

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Paul (Teach Starter) · Feb 2nd, 2021

Resource Updates

  • Added an Editable Microsoft Word Version.

    Addition by Tom (Teach Starter) Feb 10th, 2021

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