To help promote engagement (and to promote this type of writing among my colleagues), I want to try screencasting this. In Hillocks' book, he describes several lessons where students and their teacher are collaborating on a text, a kind of think-aloud about writing (sometimes called the "language experience" approach). I want to try this, and I want them to get deeply involved in the text that we are co-constructing. So, I'm trying to blend all of these things together.
We'll see how things go.
For now, here's a demo of the tool that I want to try using:
Here's a link to the video on vimeo: