Brington Church of England

Primary School

Together, striving to be the best that we can be!


For the last two days, you have been writing a piece of your choice about the journey of a water droplet. Today, I would like you to spend some time proofreading, editing and improving your piece. Use the checklist below to work through one step at a time. Please watch capital letters in particular - I've noticed them slipping lately!!!


When you are happy with your finished piece, share it with me via the blog or Mr Farrell's e-mail address. If anyone wants to present their writing in an imaginative way, I will definitely be up for giving out plenty of house points... winksmiley


  1. Read your writing aloud. Does it make sense?!
  2. Does your writing stay in the same tense all the way through?
  3. Does your writing stay in the same person all the way through?
  4. Check that there are capital letters at the beginning of sentences, for proper nouns and for 'I'.
  5. Make sure that every single sentence is punctuated with a full stop, question mark, exclamation mark or ellipses.
  6. Make sure that all direct speech is punctuated using inverted commas (remember PS!) and that, if a new person is speaking, you start a new line.
  7. If you have used a fronted adverbial, make sure there is a comma after it. While you're checking this, perhaps you can add in another fronted adverbial or two?!
  8. Have you repeated words within a paragraph that could be altered by using pronouns or alternative noun phrases?
  9. Have you used short sentences to show excitement or tension?
  10. Is there anywhere you can add in an extra ambitious adjective or adverb? Can you replace any verbs with better synonyms?