Second Guessing Myself

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  1. justfine

    justfine Comrade

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    Which question makes sense for a second grade writing checklist? I did decided to use questions instead of statements!!!!

    Part 1:

    Did you use an exclamation point and the end of an exclamation?

    or

    Did you us an exclamation point at the end of an exciting sentence?

    Part 11:

    Should I use questions of statements?
     
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  3. runsw/scissors

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    Go with option 2 for part 1. I don't understand what you are asking in part 11. Can you give an example?
     
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    i like part 2~ its more "kid" friendly at this point of the year!
     
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    runs/wsissors

    I was just wondering if I should use questions when writing my checklist of statements?
     
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    :huh:
     
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    IF you are asking if the checklist should be worded as a question (did you use an exclamation point...?) or a statement (I used an exclamation point at the end of each exciting sentence), i'd say statement. My kids tick a "yes" or "no" for each objective and they seem to do better with "YES, I used an exclamation...." rather than the question because they take ownership of it (I...). I'm sure they'd function either way, though!
     
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    For part 1 of your question, I like the 2nd option of your wording.

    I also think you should phrase your checklist as statements instead of questions.
     
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    I would do

    "Did I use an exclamation point at the end of an exciting sentence?"
    or
    "I used an exclamation point at the end of an exciting sentence."
     
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    I printed out an editing checklist from a teacher's website, I can't find the link again- if someone does, please post it as she had some other great checklists and resources, her name is Jessica Johnson. Here's some of the benchmarks from her checklist:

    Is your name and date on the paper?
    Are your paragraphs indented?
    Do sentences begin with a capital letter?
    Are proper nouns capitalized?
    Do you have punctuation at the end of each sentence (. ! ?)
    Circle the words that don't look like they are spelled right.
    Make sure all high frequency words are spelled correctly before bringing to the teacher...
     

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