Teaching Resource

General Writing Checklist

PDF | 1 page|Grades: 1 - 3

A writing checklist for students to use across multiple genres.

Use this writing checklist with students during free writing or when working on a specific genre.

Students can stick the checklist at the bottom of their page and tick the boxes once they have edited their work focusing on the relevant detail.

This checklist matches the General Writing Checklist Poster which elaborates on each point and uses the same visual representation.


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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