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General Writing Checklist Poster

PDF | 2 pages|Grades: K, 1 - 2

A writing checklist poster to use with your primary students across multiple genres.

Use this writing checklist poster with your students when working on writing a composition in the primary grades.

Print out the resource on cardstock for added durability. Cut out the pencil pieces on both pages. Connect the pieces of the pencil together using sticky tack, glue, or tape. Hang the checklist poster in your writing center area, where you conduct your guided writing groups, or in a prominent place in the room as a visual reference for your students.

The poster reminds students to check their final copy for:

  • capital letters
  • finger spaces
  • punctuation
  • using the word wall for correct spelling
  • sounding out new words
  • neatest handwriting
  • rereading the text to ensure it makes sense.

Use the drop-down menu to choose between the color or black and white version and letter or tabloid-size.

Use this resource in conjunction with our General Writing Checklist. Click on the link below to download.


This resource was created in conjunction with Kaitlyn Woods.

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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  • We have fixed the issue with the pencil ends not aligning properly with the middle of the pencil when printed. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    Fix by Natalie Jan 28th, 2021

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