First Revision (Grading)

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Lesson 2: First Revision Checklist SB
You'll need to correctly answer at least 15 of the 29 questions below (at least 50%) to progress to the next unit.
Question #1: Do all my sentences support my topic sentence (no "carrots in my cookie jar")?
Question #2: Are my topic and choice of words appropriate for my audience?
Question #3: Does my title capture the essence of my paragraph?
Question #4: Did I choose a strong topic sentence that introduces my paragraph?
Question #5: Did I use no more than three forms of "to be" words? (change the font color and underline them in red)
"To be" words are: is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been.
Question #6: Did I choose synonyms instead of repeating main words? (Change the font color and underline repeated words in blue. Replace with synonyms before submitting to teacher.)
Question #7: Did I use concrete words that are specific, vivid and sensory? (Change the font color and underline vague words in green and find synonyms for them).
Question #8: Did I check my "Weak Words" list (p. 17) against my paragraph? (Underline these in green.)
Question #9: Did I avoid writing in second person ("you" and "your")?
Question #10: Did I write a strong closing sentence that gives a feeling of ending?
Question #11: Did I save the computer files as: Lesson 2 Edited Sloppy Copy and Lesson 2 First Revision?
Question #12: Did I put my name and date in the upper right-hand corner?
Question #13: Did I underline my title?
Question #14: Did I follow proper format on pp. ii-iii (correct placement/size of title, font size, etc.)?
Question #15: Is my paragraph five to seven sentences long?
Question #16: How many sentences did you use?
Question #17: Did I indent my first sentence?
Question #18: Did I leave margins around my paragraph?
Question #19: Did I remember to skip every other line?
Question #20: Did I use good spacing between words and sentences?
Question #21: Did I double-check my spelling? (Underline suspected words; look up and change)
Question #22: Did I double-check my capitalization and punctuation? (Correct any errors)
Question #23: Did I use complete sentences and avoid run on sentences and misplaced modifiers?
Question #24: Did I ask an adult to draw a portrait of my pet? (This is MANDATORY).
Question #25: Did I finish and turn in my observation worksheet and mind map?
You did this in a previous lesson, mark this as "True."
Question #26: Did I correctly use this Checklist, including filling in all the blanks and using color to underline as directed? (This includes making corrections before I write my First Revision.)
Question #27: Briefly discuss the results of the adult's drawing of your pet based solely on your written description. Include whether or not you needed to make changes to your First Revision based on this exercise.
Question #28: Turn in your Lesson 2 Edited Sloppy Copy
Make sure the file is named correctly.
Allowed file types: doc, docx.
Question #29: Turn in the latest version of your First Revision (depending on whether you needed to make changes after the adult drawing exercise).
Make sure to properly name the file Lesson 2 First Revision.
Allowed file types: doc, docx.
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