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SELF Editing Checklist

Check list – Did you do the following? Once you’ve checked, put an “x” in the box.
Explain important events – setting, people, actions that took place
Write in chronological order – consider including a flashback
Use descriptive writing/ sensory details– specific details, use 5 senses, significance of
event is explained in detail
Include paragraphs – intro/closing, stick to topic; Did you INDENT?
Fluency – Do ideas flow correctly? If not, did you make suggestions on how to help?
Spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar - circle or underline mis-spelled words
and grammar mistakes
Are pronouns used correctly in subjective and objective case? Did you correct any
sentences started with “me”?
Is dialogue punctuated correctly throughout? Did you correct any sentences in which it
is incorrect?
Fill in the following:
What types of sentences are
there?:________________________________________________________________
One sensory detail for each
sense:_________________________________________________________________
Things I liked: __________________________________________________________________________________
Questions I have: _______________________________________________________________________________
Suggestions for making it better:
__________________________________________________________________

PEER Editing Checklist
Author:
Peer Editor:
Check list – Did the author do the following? Once you’ve checked, put an “x” in the box.
Explain important events – setting, people, actions that took place
Write in chronological order – consider including a flashback
Use descriptive writing/ sensory details– specific details, use 5 senses, significance of
event is explained in detail
Include paragraphs – intro/closing, stick to topic; Did they INDENT?
Fluency – Do ideas flow correctly? If not, did you make suggestions on how to help?
Spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar - circle or underline mis-spelled words
and grammar mistakes
Are pronouns used correctly in subjective and objective case? Did you correct any
sentences started with “me”?
Is dialogue punctuated correctly throughout? Did you correct any sentences in which it
is incorrect?
From editor to author:
What types of sentences are
there?:________________________________________________________________
One sensory detail for each
sense:_________________________________________________________________
Things I liked: ______________________________________________________________________________

Questions I have: ____________________________________________________________________________
Suggestions for making it better: _______________________________________________________________

PEER Editing Checklist

Author:
Peer Editor:
Check list – Did the author do the following? Once you’ve checked, put an “x” in the box.
Explain important events – setting, people, actions that took place
Write in chronological order – consider including a flashback
Use descriptive writing/ sensory details– specific details, use 5 senses, significance of
event is explained in detail
Include paragraphs – intro/closing, stick to topic; Did they INDENT?
Fluency – Do ideas flow correctly? If not, did you make suggestions on how to help?
Spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar - circle or underline mis-spelled words
and grammar mistakes
Are pronouns used correctly in subjective and objective case? Did you correct any
sentences started with “me”?
Is dialogue punctuated correctly throughout? Did you correct any sentences in which it
is incorrect?
From editor to author:
What types of sentences are
there?:________________________________________________________________
One sensory detail for each
sense:_________________________________________________________________
Things I liked: ______________________________________________________________________________
Questions I have: ____________________________________________________________________________
Suggestions for making it better: _______________________________________________________________

PEER Editing Checklist
Author:
Peer Editor:
Check list – Did the author do the following? Once you’ve checked, put an “x” in the box.
Explain important events – setting, people, actions that took place
Write in chronological order – consider including a flashback
Use descriptive writing/ sensory details– specific details, use 5 senses, significance of
event is explained in detail
Include paragraphs – intro/closing, stick to topic; Did they INDENT?
Fluency – Do ideas flow correctly? If not, did you make suggestions on how to help?
Spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar - circle or underline mis-spelled words
and grammar mistakes
Are pronouns used correctly in subjective and objective case? Did you correct any
sentences started with “me”?
Is dialogue punctuated correctly throughout? Did you correct any sentences in which it
is incorrect?
From editor to author:
What types of sentences are
there?:________________________________________________________________

One sensory detail for each
sense:_________________________________________________________________
Things I liked: ______________________________________________________________________________
Questions I have: ____________________________________________________________________________
Suggestions for making it better: _______________________________________________________________