2 Preparation for Power Writing Explain we will be learning a new way to Organize thoughts for writingStress only notes will be used on this organizer, sentences will come laterSentences will be later!
3 How to Use the Umbrella Step 1. Write the Main Idea on the umbrella top.Main Idea goes here!
4 Using the Umbrella Step 2 There are three lines on the handle…. Main IdeaThere are three lines on the handle….____________________IdeaIdeaWrite the ideasIdea
5 Using the Umbrella Step 3 Underneath each of the ideas, write 2 detailsMain IdeaIdea____________________________detail, detailIdeadetail, detailIdeadetail, detail
6 Power Words!! Power words are transition words For Step 4, you will need to introduce power wordsFirstAdditionallySecondIn additionThirdIn addition toOneFirst of allTwoLast of allAnotherThreeThenAlsoThe otherNextStarting withBesidesTip: Give students a copy of Power Words to be kept in their writing folders!
7 Using the UmbrellaStep 5Main IdeaOn the left side of the umbrella handle write the Power words.IdeaPower word____________________________detail, detailPower wordIdeadetail, detailPower wordIdeadetail, detail
8 Using the UmbrellaStep 6Main IdeaAt the bottom of the umbrella draw a line and write the main idea again, this time it will be used as part of the conclusion.Power wordIdea____________________________detail, detailPower wordIdeadetail, detailPower wordIdeadetail, detailMain Idea______________________
9 Quick Example Snacks First __________________________ _____________ Popcornsalty, butteryNextApplesred, juicyLastChipscrispy, BBQSnacks
10 _____________________ Writing the ParagraphAfter school I like to eat three different kinds of snacks.First I like toeat popcorn for a snack.My favoritepopcorn is salty and buttery.Next, I willTell you about the apples I like to eat.SnacksRed and juicy apples are the best.Last, I’ll tell you about the chips I liketo snack on.First___________________________________________________PopcornMy favorite chips aresalty, butteryNextcrispy BBQ ones.These are the threeApplesred, juicysnacks I love to eat after school.LastChipscrispy, BBQSnacksTip: Students can track where they are on the umbrella by covering up the parts they are not using with a paper.