I have 4 in the series now at Lessons From the Classroom
They are not meant for a spring board into the process. This is something I drive home in my classroom every day for 10 minutes. I just started the videos to make it a little more concrete. In the classroom, they take apart lines from novels/poems and diagram them. Then, when they have all the parts segmented, they have to make their own writings based on the syntax and the structure of the piece they diagrammed. This just makes it a little more visual.
I don't get to use youtube in the school, so I just show them from my computer, but I put them online so students can see them if they miss a day or two.