Teaching Resource

General Writing Checklist

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

A writing checklist for primary students to use across multiple genres.

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

Give your students a checklist each time you have asked them to write a composition. Or alternatively, print off a set of checklists on cardstock, cut them out, and provide one for each student to use with a dry erase marker. This will allow the checklist to be wiped clean and used over and over.

The checklist has students reviewing 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.

This resource also works well when used in a writing center to remind your students of their editing process.

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


This resource was created in conjunction with Kaitlyn Woods.

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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