This is a visual aid I use in my classroom to help students learn and know how to write a sentence. It includes 5 steps:
1. Think of your sentence
2. Say it three times (so the students will remember it)
3. Count the words (so we know how many our sentence should have)
4. Begin to write
5. Go back to read to see what comes next
I teach kindergarten and towards and during the first half of the year I tell students to go back and read after every word. Later in the year I tell them to write a couple of words and then go back to read.