The strategy instruction idea I use is from the content area of writing. It is very important students learn how to write academically. Learning to create content that flows is critical. I like to teach using the analogy of a car without a driver. A car without a driver is going no where. Students have to learn to approach writing considering the reader. Where are you going? What is your opinion? How can you support your opinion? Opinion plus three topics = your thesis statement. The thesis statement tells your readers what you are going to write about.
Thanks for this post from Venise Haynes, South Suburban College, from the Institute to Credential Special Learning Needs Resource Specialists Training fy14