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*CR Revision Checklist

 

Name:  __________________________ 

Constructed Response – Revision Checklist

General directions: Go through your essay and make sure you have each of the following components.

Introduction 

Category

Check for…

Fully included – Yes/No?

Title, Author

-Capitals

-“Short Text Titles”

-Full Length Text Titles

 

Overview

-2-5 sentences

-Give a general summary of the story

-Ending doesn’t need to be included

 

Claim

-Separate sentence

-Starts with a transition

-Answers the question/prompt

-Save supports for the body paragraphs

 

          

BODY PARAGRAPHS (CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE)                                                                        

Category

Check for…

Body par. #1

Fully included –Yes/No?

Body par. #2

Fully included – Yes/No?

Topic sentence

-Transition

-One sentence focusing on introducing main idea for the par.

 

 

Introduce text evidence

-Transition

-One sentence informing reader what’s happening in the part of the text where you found your evidence (set the scene)

 

 

Cite text evidence

-Transition

-Detailed quote that connects to the claim

-More than one sentence

 

 

 

 

BODY PARAGRAPHS - CONTINUED

Category

Check for…

Body par. #1

Fully included –Yes/No?

Body par. #2

Fully included – Yes/No?

In-text citation

-Include location

The author writes, “Quote” (lines 24-27).

-Full length text:  page numbers

-Short text: line or paragraph numbers

*If author’s name is mentioned in the intro. paragraph it doesn’t need to be repeated here.

 

 

Explanation

-Transition

-In detail, explain how your text evidence and main idea connect to your claim.

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

Category

Check for…

Fully included – Yes/No?

Claim/thesis rephrased

-Transition

-Restate claim (answer to question/prompt)

 

Key ideas rephrased

-Transition

-Main idea from each paragraph summarized (check topic sentences from each body paragraph)

 

 

 

Miscellaneous:                                                              

-Use of 1st person POVAvoid 1st person.   Look for & eliminate:   “I think…”.   “My opinion is…”        

-Lack of paragraphs

-Lack of heading:  You need name, date, title

 

 

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