Resource 2: A checklist for pupils – to use when editing their work for a book
|Checklist for stories
|Does the story have a title?
|Will this title make readers interested in the story?
|Will readers be able to follow the sequence of events in the story (what happens first, what happens next...)?
|Have characters and places in the story been carefully described so that readers can picture them?
|Does the story come to a climax/conclusion?
|Checklist for poems or songs
|Does the poem or song have a title?
|Will this title make readers interested in the poem or song?
|Does the poem or song have a rhythm or rhyme (or both) that readers are likely to enjoy?
|Have the words been carefully chosen to describe people, animals, objects, actions or feelings?
|Checklist for games
|Does the game have a name?
|Are the instructions in the correct sequence? (first do this…)
|Are the instructions clear?