Once again, Steve Peha
to the rescue! He provides practical ways to help students overcome the challenges of writing. He suggests two simple strategies Idea-Details and Tell-Show in his The Writing Teacher’s Strategy Guide.
Please download and read Steve Peha's Tips and Example pages in this document which help guide teachers with how to approach these strategies and the subtle but important difference between the two.
Today instead of using his Draw-Label-Caption during Pre-Writing, I modeled using these two simple graphic organizers as a two step strategy.