I just tried to reply to your other post and got a topic closed message.
Yes -- we will be using the outlining lessons for my ds 11. I think they are a very important part of the pre-writing process. Now that children have learned to pay attention and tell back details of a story it is time to focus on telling those details back in chronological order (rather than the "So then so-and-so did this, but first this happened and so") and grouping like pieces of information together (information about an animal grouped into paragraphs about habitat, diet, characteristics, etc.). Some kids may do this kind of thing very naturally -- my ds dosen't. This is an organizing tool and a very useful one that will prevent a lot of post-writing revision.
Does this make sense? I've been interrupted that many times I can hardly remember what I'm trying to say.