I LOVE to teach writing and thought I'd share the mini-lesson order I'm hoping to follow. This may change based on the needs of my class, but I've had good luck with this order before.
I model writing for about 10 minutes each day, and sometimes students copy a sentence or two from my mini-lesson into their writing notebooks. Their writing notebooks look just like mine. :)
Generally, they take notes a couple of times of week -- not every day.
I plan to upload examples of mini-lessons as the year progresses.