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Writing: Power Writing

Power Writing is a technique that aims to help writers organize their ideas by using a numbered structure that students can understand more easily. These sites contain definitions and examples of Power Writing, graphic organizers, and lesson plan ideas. Included are several eThemes on related writing topics.


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This PDF handout gives an overview of the power writing process.
This site includes a podcast and 13 activities designed to help students with power writing.
This exercise can help students to advance from being a less skilled writer to becoming an expert writer.
Here is a graphic illustrating the Power Writing process as a concept map.
This PDF can help students organize their thoughts on paper before writing.
This site shows how to incorporate power writing into the five paragraph essay. NOTE: This site includes banner ads, sponsored links, and other types of ads.
These sites explain the different types of text structures that are used in expository writing. The text structures include chronological sequence, comparison/contrast, description, problem/solution, and cause and effect. Read examples of the different types, learn about the common cue words, and download graphic organizers. Includes many teaching tips for improving reading comprehension. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on graphic organizers.
These sites are about persuasive, narrative, and expository writing and why authors write. Includes examples of how to write in these different styles and a graphic organizer to help students arrange their thoughts. Read author biographies about their writing and where they get inspiration from. Includes links to writing resources on text structures and personal narrative writing.
The 6 + 1 Writing Traits Model gives students and teachers a common language for talking about writing. The following sites have definitions, descriptions, rubrics, and exercises to help students become familiar with the characteristics of good writing. There are many interactive features so students can practice their own writing and learn how to evaluate effectively. There are video clips, prompts, activates, and examples of writing at different levels of accomplishment, as well as eThemes Resources on grammar, narrative, and text structure.
These sites have printable and interactive graphic organizers to be used in the classroom. Includes KWL charts, webs, clusters, timelines, outlines, fish diagrams, story maps, comparing charts, cause and effect charts, and more. Some sites explain how and why to use graphic organizers in the classroom.
These sites feature interactive grammar and writing sites that are fun to use with SMARTboards. The online games and quizzes cover topics such as nouns, verbs, sentences, proofreading, capitalization, punctuation, plurals, and more. There are links to an eThemes Resource on writing prompts and to the eThemes index that leads to many more resources on grammar and writing topics.

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