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1 Power Writing Empowering teachers to grade student writing

2 What are the POWERS??? POWER 1: main idea or topic sentence POWER 2: major detail that explains or supports the POWER 1 sentence POWER 3: minor detail that explains or supports the POWER 2 sentence

3 Words and phrases that usually signal Power 2 ideas: first second third lastly finally more even more moreover more than equally (important, necessary, etc.) besides furthermore also next then to begin with again in addition to likewise some others still others above all another

4 Words and phrases that usually signal Power 3 ideas: that is to say namely as just as specifically to be sure in such cases this can be made clear... because of this... for example like in the same manner to be specific for instance in other words

5 Writing already occurs in power writing formats Harappa and Mojenjo-Daro were large cities for their time. The well-planned cities had as many as 35,000 people. A fortress was built on a brick platform to keep guard over the residents. There were wide main streets and smaller side streets. A wall surrounded each neighborhood, and narrow lanes separated the houses. From Journey Across Time p. 196

6 Harappa and Mojenjo-Daro were large cities for their time. (Topic Sentence #1) The well-planned cities had as many as 35,000 people. (Support of the topic #2) A fortress was built on a brick platform to keep guard over the residents. (Support #2) There were wide main streets and smaller side streets. (Support #2) A wall surrounded each neighborhood, and narrow lanes separated the houses. (Support #2)

7 Paragraph describing the cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro in a format large cities for their time 35,000 people in the city Brick fortress to guard the city Main streets and side streets Surrounding wall Narrow lanes

8 Writing already occurs in power writing formats Halogens are very reactive nonmetals because their atoms need to gain only one electron to have a complete outer level. The atoms of halogens combine readily with other atoms, especially metals, to gain that missing electron. The reaction of a halogen with a metal makes a salt, such as sodium chloride. Both chorine and iodine are used as disinfectants. Chorine is used to treat water. Iodine mixed with alcohol is used in hospitals.

9 Halogens are very reactive nonmetals because their atoms need to gain only one electron to have a complete outer level. (Topic Sentence #1) The atoms of halogens combine readily with other atoms, especially metals, to gain that missing electron. (Support of the topic #2) The reaction of a halogen with a metal makes a salt, such as sodium chloride. (Support of the topic #2) Both chorine and iodine are used as disinfectants. (Support of the topic #3) Chorine is used to treat water. (Support of the topic #4) Iodine mixed with alcohol is used in hospitals. (Support of the topic #4)

10 Paragraph describing Halogens in a format Atoms need to gain an electron Adding a metal makes a salt such as sodium chloride Easily combine with metals From Physical Science p. 349

11 Question stems can be created to elicit a particular paragraph format response Grandma Pearl enjoys making and sharing peanut brittle. Tell why you think Grandma Pearl does this and include at least three details or examples to support your answer. Explain three reasons that they Harappan civilization collapsed. Answer in at least a paragraph.

12 How to write the question Choose a topic that can have a multi-leveled answer. The paragraph response should include a correct answer and at least three responses to illicit a paragraph Steps in a process can also be formatted into 1222(# of steps) paragraph If one support has two details, be sure to allow for the details with #3 sentences in your formatting requirements.

13 Basic parts Question about the topic of study How many times the topic should be supported How is radiation different from both conduction and convection? Give at least two differences and two examples. Give the number of the power format you’d like students to achieve. Use “at least” to allow for students to give more than you require. Answer in a paragraph.

14 In your subject areas, come up with three discussion questions (one for each grade level). Describe what power format you’d like the answer. Use questions at the end of chapters and adapt them to a power writing format. We will be sharing in about 15 minutes.


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