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.
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!!