Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Do You Checklist?

 I have always LOVED to teach writing &  I know that it is my strong suit. This year I have made it my mission to get my writers to be more accountable for their writing.
How do you do that??? was the big question that was driving me crazy. 
I have always taught editing, revising, etc...but, my cuties never really put those skills to practice!

So...I made this little checklist & taught them how to use it. 
(Obviously there are 2 checklists per sheet- they would only get 1 checklist...duh)

I did SEVERAL mini-lessons on EXACTLY what I expected them to do with the checklist. 
When I modeled how to use the checklist I ALWAYS used one of their writing pieces.

~The Result~

I am SUPER happy with their writing this year! They are identifying their own mistakes, what they are good at, & what they need to work on. They are rereading & adding the things that are missing from their writing ALL.BY.THEMSELVES!!

Can you hear the angels singing!?!?

Do you use checklists with your students??

Let me know what you think!!

115 comments:

Erin said...

I love this idea! My kiddos are really struggling with writing this year and I have taken it down to the basics more times than I want to admit. Maybe using these checklists will help motivate them to put some more effort into their writing?!?

Erin
It's "OWL" Good in Kindergarten

Crystal White said...

I love it! I've been playing with a few different ways to use a checklist but I keep getting overwhelmed. I'm going to try again after Spring Break!

My Kinder-Garden

Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten said...

I love this idea! I so NEED a checklist like this!! My kinders' writing would be so much better I think!

Kimberly Ann
Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

Jen Elliott said...

If you all want a copy of this checklist just send me your email & I will get it to you. I'm telling you it has seriously improved my kids' writing!!

Anonymous said...

I love your checklist! If you don't mind I would like a copy of it!! Thanks!
sbarnes89@hotmail.com

LeAnne Cooper said...

I've been thinking about doing something like this with my kinders. Since you've had such success, I think this is just the checklist for me to start with after spring break. Seems like it will be simple and easy for both me and my kiddos. I'd love a copy!
LeAnne
Hangin' with Mrs. Cooper
leannemarie10@gmail.com

ruthp said...

Could I have a copy, please?
:-)
Ruth
prestrr@gmail.com

Fantastic First Grade! said...

Hi Jenn! Could I get a copy of your checklist..it's brilliant!
griffink@urbandale.k12.ia.us
Thanks!

Kelly Winn said...

Can I please have a copy of your checklist? This is GREAT!!
kellywinn03@gmail.com

awilkins7 said...

I would also LOVE a copy of your checklist. This is my first year of teaching, and I could see this being very helpful. Thank you! My email is a.wilkins13@yahoo.com

Kindergarten Bliss said...

This is a perfect checklist for Kinder! I would love a copy. Epollick@knights.ucf.edu

Jennifer A. said...

I love this so much! May I please have a copy to use with my first graders? Thanks!
ellisjl2@vcu.edu

Kathy Hernandez said...

I would love a copy as I am new to Kinder this year. I have taught 8 years of Math and Science in 4th Grade only! Thanks so much!
kathernandez3@gmail.com

alma said...

I would love a copy of your writing checklist. Thanks!!!
schmidt.alma@gmai.com

alma said...

Sorry my email was incomplete.

schmidt.alma@gmail.com

Peggy Cooper said...

I would appreciate a copy! pdccooper@att.net

shelli0383 said...

I would love a copy of your checklist! Thank you! :)

mwyeth@y115.org

Mariela Sosa said...

Would love a copy of the writing checklist. MarielaSosa@aol.com
Thanks!!

Mrs. Wise said...

I would really appreciate a copy of your checklist. My email is katiesarah@gmail.com

Thank you!

Miss Jackson said...

Can you send me a copy please?
gini.m.jackson@gmail.com
Thanks so much!

mmcwmedbrook said...

Can you send me a copy too? I LOVE this checklist. Thanks

missyruppert@gmail.com

PDS Nursery said...

Hi Jen, I love your checklist! it's genius! can you please send me a copy?
marril.sheppard@gmail.com
Many thanks

Rachel Stoneberg said...

Could you send me a copy?

rachel.stoneberg@gmail.com

love it!

Kimberly Davis said...

Could I please have a copy of your checklist? Thanks!
kdavis1839@hotmail.com

Andrea Platt said...
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Andrea Platt said...

Could you lease email me a coy of your checklist. Thank you!
andimarchi@yahoo.com

850d6eb2-75e4-11e1-a329-000f20980440 said...

Please send me a copy of your checklist. Thanks!
kjoyc@aol.com

Lisa Morrow said...

I would love a copy of your checklist. I use one...but yours is much cuter!
Thank you,
Lisa
teachez1@yahoo.com

Bersaida said...

I would love a copy of your checklist. Thank you,
Bersaida
bersaida1@gmail.com

Lisa Wells said...

This is perfect! Can I have a copy? wells.lisa@d46.org

Jessica Pingle said...

I would love a copy! misspingle@yahoo.com Thanks!

leahevelyn said...

This is great! I would love to use this in my classroom. Can I have a copy? Thank you! Leahehorton@gmail.com

Kari Ogg said...

Can you please email me a copy of this!? I LOVE it!

oggkari@gmail.com

LouT said...
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LouT said...

Next on the list ☺
May I please also receive a copy? This is perfect for my Kinder kids.
Sorry forgot to type the e-mail address ☺
lourdes.taveras-rodriguez@palmbeachschools.org

Aida Calle said...

I love this checklist, can you please Email it to me.
acalle4973@yahoo.com

Tribaby35 said...

Love this checklist!!!!! Please email to me at bumbrianna@hotmail.com. It's perfect!

Marcie Piper said...

This is adorable and exactly what the kiddos need to learn to check their work! would you please email this to me? piperm@eastgreenwich.k12.nj.us

silvan said...

It would be great for my esl kids :)
can i please have a copy e-mailed to me as well at silvan@northshoreschools.org
thank you :)

Julie said...

I would SOOO love a copy of your checklist for my firsties!! You can email me at jwood@hbgsd.org. Thank you!!
Julie

Krisitn Honisko said...

I would love a copy for my 1st grade classroom! Thank you!!

Krisitn Honisko said...

khonisko@gmail.com

Bertha Murillo said...

great checklist! Could I get a copy of it? murillobertha7@gmail.com

Melissa Ballard said...

I am a little late in this but would love a copy of this. I do use one that is similar but does not have the cute pictures to go with it. This one is way cuter and I think my kids would do better with this one.
Thank you
missieballard@gmail.com

Judy Bonanno said...

I would LOVE a copy of your checklist. My kiddos would do much better with their own visual in their writing folders.
Thank you
Jgemini621@yahoo.com

kristin ervine said...

I would love to have a copy of this checklist please!
kervine5@gmail.com

Thank you

Erin Zinke said...

I would love a copy of this checklist. It would be super kid friendly!!

erinzinke@gmail.com

Lyndsay Freed said...

Hi.I would love a copy of this writing checklist. Thanks a bunch@

lyndsay.freed@gmail.com

Alicia said...

I love this idea! What a great tool for my kids!
Can I please have a copy for my classroom!

Thanks!

bussalicia@gusd120.k12.il.us

Angel Ferguson said...

I love this. Can I have a copy for my classroom?
Thanks

sheron81@aol.com

Gayla Holbrook said...

Please send me a copy. Gaylabrownholbrook@gmail.com

Tiffany Glass Everett said...

I was hoping you posted a link to a copy:). But I couldn't find it. Can I please have a copy! Thank you!! tglassteach@yahoo.com

Tiffany Glass Everett said...

PS. What did you make this with. I would love to get a little more handy with making things like this. Thanks!

beyondbrunch said...

This should definitely be on TPT. I would love to have this in my first grade classroom.

Stefanie Taylor said...

I know this is way after the original post but I would love a copy! Thank you so much for offering to share! staylor@jeffco.k12.co.us

Vanessa Raeder said...

vanessa_raeder@msn.com I would love a copy of this.

Zenrunner said...

I would love a copy of your checklist. MindyMulligan01@gmail.com

Jamie Kruger said...

I'm a little late on this post but can you please send me a copy of this checklist? I LOVE IT!!! :)
Jamieekruger@gmail.com

Tammi Price said...

I'd like a copy of this too! taprice@rcs.rome.ga.us Thank you!

Lslouka said...

Are you still giving out copies of your checklist? Lslouka@msn.com

amieflatt said...

I would love one!! aflatt@swregional.org

Ms. Corley said...

I would love a copy of this checklist.
abcorley@gmail.com

Susanne said...

I Love it! Can you please email me a copy of this checklist?
fab10309@aol.com

Ms. Ramos said...

I love this checklist! Could you please please please send me a copy??? ARamos0703@gmail.com

brooke blake said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Can I please have a copy as well- Brookegold@gmail.com

Carrie said...

I love this idea! It would be perfect for my ESL students! Could you please send me a copy?
Pearls623@hotmail.com

Laura Efinger said...

HI, Can you email me a copy of file. lme1169@gmail.com Thanks

Timi Emmer said...

Hello......love your checklist. I too love to teach writing and see it as a strength! Your checklist is much better for a mini lesson than the one I currently use....wondering if you would share......thanks so much!
emmert@fonddulac.k12.wi.us

Hope Tran said...

Hi! Love your checklist idea! Can I please have a copy? Thank you! Htrankaty@gmail.com

Nicole Sinnott said...

Aloha,

Are you still offering this amazing little checklist? I have several students who would really benefit from it along with their existing pecs and picture schedules. My email is nicolesinnott2@gmail.com

Thanks so much, Nicole

Jill Bresock said...

If you are still offering this checklist I would greatly appreciate it. jilly252004@hotmail.com

Cindy Oshaughnessy said...

I am so in need of your rubric, please!!! Cindy.oshaughnessy@ leanderisd.org

Dunja Bejtic said...

I love your checklist! If you don't mind I would like a copy of it!! Thanks!
dunja_bejtic@hotmail.com

Donna Williams said...

I also love your checklist. I know it's been a long time since your original post, but I just found your blog through a Pinterest link. I'm working on incorporating Visible Learning with my K5 students and we're working on setting criteria, applying it and then setting goals. I think your checklist would be wonderful for this. Thanks, Donna darryl40w@att.net

Sarah Mattison said...

Can you please send me a copy of your checklist? Thank you! sarah.mattison@bvsd.org

gbastone said...

I would love a copy of your checklist if you are willing to share. Thanks,
Gloria
gjbastone@gmail.com

Renee said...

Could I get a copy? Love this!

rgoetz@wausauschools.org

Caitlin McClure said...

I would love a copy of your checklist please! I am a second year teacher looking for ways to help teach my kinders writing, and stumbled on your blog and love what you created! Thank you!!

cmcclure@norman.k12.ok.us

Miller said...

I would love a copy of the checklist. millerla@westelk.us

Amber said...

I would love a copy! I have writing paper that has something similar on the bottom but I do not like to use it for all their writing.
ajohns@ecsdnv.net
Thank you!

Jenni Comparette said...

I would love a copy, thanks for sharing!

jennifer.comparette@cmcss.net

Michelle Moerkoert said...

I would love a copy!! :) This is awesome!!! Thank you kindly!

michie_moerk@hotmail.com

Katie Ellis said...

I just ran across this and think it is great! Would you send me a copy please?
katie.ellis@owensboro.kyschools.us
Thanks!

ashley Gerald said...

I would love a copy. agerald@hazelwoodschools.org

kriscast said...

Love it! Can you please send me a copy to kristinacastaneda@yahoo.com

Debbie Pierce said...

I love this! I would also appreciate a copy. Thanks, Debbie Pierce: debbie.pierce@kellerisd.net

Thao Le said...

Hi! I was wondering if I could please get a copy of your checklist, this would be incredible for my little learners!

thao.d.le8@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Hi! I would also like a copy of your checklist! Please! cblucker@fairfield.k12.in.us

Brandi Guerra said...

I would absolutely LOVE a copy! brandiguerra@rocketmail.com. Thank you so much!

JT said...

Can I please get a copy of the writing checklist? Jtritschler100@yahoo.com Thank you!!!!

Alexandra Krauss said...

akkrauss@gmail.com i would LOVE a copy thank you!

neonisha terrell said...

Can I please get a copy of your writing checklist? neonisha.terrell@killeenisd.org

Mrs. Beck said...

Hi
I would love a checklist! Thanks for sharing!
beck_tanya@ask12.org

unknown said...

I would love a copy of this checklist! Thanks for sharing! rkvinh@cps.edu

unknown said...

I would love a copy of this checklist! Thanks for sharing! rkvinh@cps.edu

unknown said...

I would love a copy of this checklist! Thanks for sharing! rkvinh@cps.edu

Mrs. Kindergarten teacher said...

This is exactly what I have been needing to create! May I please have a copy of it? kcuevas@lbschools.net
Thank you so much!

Bethe Resnisky said...

May I have a copy? It's perfect! BResnisky@reg4.k12.ct.us

Thank you!

neonisha terrell said...

Can I please have a copy of your checklist? nisha26@hot.rr.com

Sue H. said...

I would love a copy! My students need to work on self-correcting/checking. Thanks!

suehahn73@yahoo.com

Vickie Frost said...

I would love a copy of your checklist please! Will you send me one? Thanks so much if you do!

VickieFrost@gmail.com

Lisa Cabrera said...

I love this checklist, may I have a copy. My email is lcabrera626@gmail.com. Thank you!

Unknown said...

I love the checklist! If you don't mind I would like a copy of it :)

dcortega1@cps.edu

thanks in advance!

Carol T. said...

I'd love to have a copy of the checklist. Could you send me one too? My email is carolt1954@gmail.com Thanks so much.

Jennifer Novack said...

I would love to use this with my 1st graders! Could I please have a copy?
jnovack@hse.k12.in.us

Saisslin Family said...

This is terrific--I'd love a copy. saissfam@gmail.com Thanks!

cindys said...

I love this. Could you please send a copy? I will be on a k-1 team this year.
clsimonsen@frontier.com Thanks!

GJ said...

please send me a copy

gracebustos2@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Could I have this please? shelby_cascio@isdschools.org (underscore b/w first and last name)...thank you!

Christie Bewley said...

I love this! Could I have a copy please?
christie.bewley1@gmail.com
Thank you

Unknown said...

I have been busy making specific checklists to go along with Lucy units, but would love this one. Thanks!
jenschmidt14@yahoo.com

Miss Maya said...

I love this checklist. Could i have a copy, please? maya.hendler@cwcsilverlake.org

Unknown said...

I would Love a copy of your checklist! fabiola.ramirez@ousd.org Thank you!

adrianne hudson said...

Would I be able to get a copy of the checklist? adrianne.hudson@hotmail.com
My kids are so quick to say they're done with their stories and I find myself repeating the same things to go back and check.

Katie Gruffi said...

Could I get a copy of this checklist? kgruffi12@gmail.com

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