My Name: _______________________________
Date: ______________________
Title of My Article: _______________________
Fifth Grade Feature Article ~ Checklist for Students
Not really/
Not sure
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I chose a topic I was passionate about. (I know it, I love
it, I want to learn more about it.)
I read many feature articles to understand their
structure.
I researched to find more information.
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I have a hook/headline or lead that draws the reader in.
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I include facts in my article.
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My feature article has an angle that shows my opinion.
I included some special features such as captions,
images, headings or quotes.
My feature article includes a story.
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The reader can hear my “voice” through my article.
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My writing is appropriate for my audience.
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My sentences have varied structures.
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My sentences are complete.
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I used specific and interesting words.
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My article is organized logically.
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I used paragraphs to organize my article.
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My grammar is correct.
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I used punctuation and capital letters correctly.
Qualities of Good Writing
Qualities of Feature Articles
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 I edited for spelling.
 I read my article out loud to myself to edit for clarity.
Sometimes
Mostly
Yes!
Definitely!
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Feature Article Checklist