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POW+TIDE. POW + TIDE / LL Pull apart prompt Organize my notes Write and say more + T- Topic introduction ID- Important details (3 or more) E- End L- Links.

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1 POW+TIDE

2 POW + TIDE / LL Pull apart prompt Organize my notes Write and say more + T- Topic introduction ID- Important details (3 or more) E- End L- Links L- Language

3 P=PULL APART THE PROMPT What am I being asked to do? What should I write about? Circle key words and ask yourself: What am I being asked to write about here? Suggestion: Turn the prompt into a question that can be answered.

4 O=ORGANIZE MY NOTES Label paragraphs with main ideas if necessary. Highlight what is important. Create a list of categories (Example: A list of comparisons and a list of contrasts.)

5 W=WRITE AND SAY MORE Begin writing Where do I start? Look back at where you “ O” rganized your writing.

6 T=TOPIC INTRODUCTION Restate and respond Hook your reader Main idea Topic sentence Site reference material List topics/subjects

7 I=IMPORTANT EVIDENCE D=DETAILED EXPLANATION X3 EVIDENCE from text (“I”) Cite specific examples from the texts. Elaboration (”D”) Give an explanation of the evidence cited.

8 E = End Conclusion / Ending “Sum up” your writing What did you just write about?

9 L- Links L- Language Links: Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts Language: Uses formal style, precise language, domain- specific vocabulary; Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style

10 A good informative/explanatory essay has important parts:  Informs and educates the audience (avoids “I”, “My” & opinion words)  Is interesting to read  Includes transitions (For example, However, Not Only, Otherwise, Instead, etc…)  Tells the reader the topic or purpose of the essay  Provides the reader information about the topic  Gives the readers additional details and examples about the topic  Demonstrates thorough understanding of the texts  Develops topic with textual evidence  Elaborates on textual evidence to strengthen examination


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