1. Have them use a graphic organizer to write each step down.
2.Next, you need to do a mini lesson on transition words. I have a booklet that gives the kids lists of transition words to use. This might help the kids to avoid the first, second, then rut.
3. Now it's your turn. They have been writing their pieces for at least 2 days. You "share " your piece with them. You can make errors for the kids to correct on the overhead or you can model revising transition words and sentence fluency.
4. Give them a session or two to complete their good copies. Then have a major share time( perhaps with Oreos and milk