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Amanda Moon

Steps to Power Writing

• Read the prompt • Brainstorm topic • Create a Graphic Organizer for paragraph organization • Write your rough draft and develop details • Add your hook and introduction last • Add transition words and phrases between paragraphs • Add sentence variety (use compound/complex sentences when you can

Steps to Power Writing (cont’d)

• Add a clincher at the end • Try to use literary elements such as metaphor, simile, alliteration, ect.

• Replace deadwood adjectives with power adjectives and use strong verbs • Revise and edit for mechanics • Type the final copy

So What is a…..

A prompt is the general topic of the writing assignment.

A hook is the opening sentence or two in the theme in which the reader’s interest is caught and the topic is introduced.

How to Build a Power Paragraph/Essay

Constructed Response – 1 2 2 Summary Paragraph — 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 Paragraph — (0) 1 2 3 2 3 1 (0) 3 Paragraphs — 0 1 T, 2 3 2 3 2 3, 1 0 5 Paragraphs — 0 1 T, 2 3 3 3, 2 3 3 3, 2 3 3 3, 1 0

What do the Numbers Mean???

1 = Main Idea 2 = Major Details 3 = Minor Details 0 = Hook (in introduction), Clincher (in conclusion) T = Transition

Power Outline (5 Paragraphs) 0 1 T 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 1 0

3 3 3 3 3 3 Organization Chart 2 3 3 3 2 0 1 T 2 Conclusion 1 0

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