As you interview potential candidate companies to manage your private asset called a seasonal home, it is important to understand exactly what they will be doing. In aviation, extremely itemized checklists ensure that each and every flight covers the essential items to keep the crew and passengers safe. Your house deserves no less. Ask any pilot and he will tell you checklists have proven their purpose time and time again. There are checklists for engine start, taxi, takeoff, descent, and landing. They list the items that must be considered. It is a written checklist and is reviewed at every phase of flight. Nothing is missed. An item may not be required for this particular flight, but it is always considered. Checklists have saved thousands of flights from disaster through systematic planning that ensures attention to detail. And every aircraft type has a different checklist. There are no 'generic' airplanes and no generic checklists_ each aircraft has a tailored checklist for that airplane. How does this apply to your empty home?
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.