My Name: _______________________________ Date: ______________________ Title of My Article: _______________________ Fifth Grade Feature Article ~ Checklist for Students Not really/ Not sure 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. I have a hook/headline or lead that draws the reader in. I include facts in my article. 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. The reader can hear my “voice” through my article. My writing is appropriate for my audience. My sentences have varied structures. My sentences are complete. I used specific and interesting words. My article is organized logically. I used paragraphs to organize my article. My grammar is correct. I used punctuation and capital letters correctly. Qualities of Good Writing Qualities of Feature Articles I edited for spelling. I read my article out loud to myself to edit for clarity. Sometimes Mostly Yes! Definitely!