This checklist is clearly a great starting point for Year Three classes in their writing development. However, it is only a start. Below are a number of items that could be added to the checklist as students progress up the school ladder. These are not in any developmental or time order. Does your first paragraph introduce your story well? Does the last paragraph end the story appropriately? Does each paragraph contain only one point/episode of the story? Does the paragraph expand on that point/episode? Does each paragraph follow the correct sequence of the story? Is the tense of the verbs consistent with the story? Does the story flow from paragraph to paragraph? Have words with emotional emphasis been added to enhance the story? The experienced language teacher might add still more ideas to this \'checklist\'. He/she might develop a checklist that expands, year by year, to parallel the development of their students.
Making use of a decent ADHD checklist can also prove extremely helpful in determining if your child is suffering from ADHD. The important aspect to understand with regard to ADHD is that an adult can also be a sufferer. The symptoms for adults and children may differ but the disorder is exactly the same in essence. There is even a Vanderbilt ADHD diagnostic teacher rating scale, which is geared towards helping teachers. It is not always easy for teachers to have to deal with children who are displaying ADHD symptoms. Sometimes the parents of the child may be in denial and will find it hard to admit that their child had a problem.