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SIXTH GRADE STUDENT CHECKLIST FOR EDITING



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SIXTH GRADE STUDENT CHECKLIST FOR EDITING




Capitalization
 First word in quotation

 Proper nouns and adjectives

Regions of the country

Titles of people, books, and works of art


Punctuation

 Commas to set off appositives

 Commas before coordinate conjunctions in compound sentences

 Commas to separate items in a series

 Colons to introduce lists

 Quotation marks with dialogue (direct quotation)

 Apostrophes with contractions and for possession


  • End punctuation

  • Underlining or italics for book titles

Grammar, Usage, and Spelling

 Adverb and adjective form

 Appropriate tense with no awkward shifts

 Subject-verb agreement

 Pronoun case

 Special usage problems such as double negatives, homonym confusion, and redundancy



  • Spelling

 Sentence structure

 Complete sentences without run-ons or fragments

 Structural variety without “stringy” or “on-and-on” sentences


SEVENTH GRADE STUDENT CHECKLIST FOR EDITING




Capitalization
 Proper nouns and adjectives

Regions of the country

 Titles of people, books, and works of art (including paintings and films)

 First word in quotation


Punctuation
 Commas to separate items in a series

 Commas to set off appositives, with introductory elements, and before coordinate conjunctions in compound sentences

 Colons to introduce lists

 Quotation marks with direct quotations

 Semicolon between independent clauses with no conjunction


  • Apostrophes for possession

  • Underlining or italics for book titles

Grammar, Usage, and Spelling

Adjective and adverb forms

 Appropriate tense with no awkward shifts

 Subject-verb agreement (intervening phrases)

 Pronoun case

 Pronoun-antecedent agreement

 Special usage problems such as double negatives and redundancy

 Spelling

 Sentence structure

 Complete sentences without run-ons or fragments

 Structural variety without “stringy” or “on-and-on” sentences

EIGHTH GRADE STUDENT CHECKLIST FOR EDITING




Capitalization
 First word in quotation

 Proper nouns and adjectives

 Regions of the country

 Titles of people, books, paintings, films, and ships


Punctuation
 Commas to separate items in a series

 Commas to set off nonessential appositives

 Commas with introductory elements

 Commas before coordinate conjunctions in compound sentences

 Colons to introduce lists

 Quotation marks with direct quotations

 Semicolon between independent clauses with no conjunction


  • Apostrophes for possession

  • Underlining or italics for book titles

Grammar, Usage, and Spelling

Adverb and adjective forms

 Appropriate tense with no awkward shifts

 Subject-verb agreement (compound subjects and intervening phrases)

 Pronoun case

 Pronoun-antecedent agreement

 Variety and precision in word choice

 Special usage problems such as word choice involving redundancy and commonly confused words (e.g., hair, hare) and other spelling

 Sentence structure

 Complete sentences without run-ons, fragments, “stringy” or “on-and-on” sentences

 Structural variety

NINTH GRADE STUDENT CHECKLIST FOR EDITING



Capitalization

 Proper nouns and adjectives

 Regions of the country

 Courtesy titles, books, paintings ships, videos


Punctuation

 Commas to separate items in a series

 Commas before conjunctions in compound sentences, after direct address, in salutations of friendly letters, to set off non-restrictive phrases and clauses

 Commas with introductory elements and introductory adverb clauses

 Colons

 Semicolon between independent clauses with no conjunction

 End punctuation

 Periods with abbreviations

 Apostrophes for possession

 Underlining or italics for book titles

 Quotation marks for certain titles and direct quotations

Grammar, Usage, and Spelling

 Pronoun-antecedent agreement

 Subject-verb agreement

 Pronoun case

 Appropriate tense with no awkward shifts

 Special usage problems such as word choice involving commonly confused words and double negatives

 Spelling

 Sentence structure

 Complete sentences without run-ons, fragments, comma splices, or “on-and-ons”



TENTH GRADE STUDENT CHECKLIST FOR EDITING




Capitalization
 Proper nouns and adjectives

 Regions of the country

 Courtesy titles, books, works of art, videos
Punctuation
 Commas to separate items in a series

 Commas after direct address and after introductory adverb clauses

 Commas in salutations of friendly letters

 Commas to set off non-restrictive clauses, appositives, and other phrases including parenthetical expressions

 Commas before conjunctions in compound sentences

 Parentheses, hyphens, and ellipses

 Colons and semicolons

 Underlining or italics of books, videos, and movies

 Quotation marks with titles of poems, short stories, and chapters and with direct quotations


  • Quotation marks with end punctuation

  • Apostrophes for possessives

 Periods with abbreviations



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