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Primary Editing Checklist

caterpillar editing

This primary level editing checklist can be helpful for teaching children to include basic information within each piece of writing they produce. When it is introduced at the beginning of the year, teachers should slowly build the caterpillar one section at a time, spending perhaps one or several days per section for the first few weeks in order to allow students to master one section before the next is introduced.

The labels for each part of the caterpillar can be downloaded here.

An editing checklist for students to complete can be downloaded here.

* A BIG thank you to the primary teachers of Chicopee Woods Elementary for developing this idea!