Power WritingBuild Writing Fluency
Power Write1. Choose2. Think3. Write                  Ms Edwards            msedwardswrites@gmail.com
Power Write - Choose1. Look at the list of topics/words provided or   in your own list.2. Decide on a topic.              ...
Power Write - Think1. Think about all the words linked to that   word or topic2. Make as many connections as you can      ...
Power Write-         Ready, Set, Write1.   Write for the time specified.2.   Keep writing. You get credit for the number o...
Power Write1.   Stop when signaled to stop.2.   Immediately count the number of words you wrote.3.   Write the date and nu...
• Now you know what it is, how does it look in  the classroom?• First decide how long to power write; always  write the sa...
Teacher Directions to Class1. Show-- list of words - or students   have own list2. Choose-- your topic (wait 15 seconds)3....
Teacher Directions to Class5. When time is up, say “Stop and   count.”6. Record.7. Reread and circle any words you   think...
Word Listshttp://dictionary-thesaurus.com/Wordlists.html                           Ms Edwards                     msedward...
Choose, think, write.trust          productive                  presentkindness       respectful                  safelake...
Ms Edwardsmsedwardswrites@gmail.com
Ms Edwardsmsedwardswrites@gmail.com
Ms Edwardsmsedwardswrites@gmail.com
Ms Edwardsmsedwardswrites@gmail.com
Wordle Prompts•   http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/790591/Song_of_Nature%3A_Ralph_Waldo_Emerson• http://www.wordle.net  ...
More Wordle Prompts•   Our Class Wordles:•   http://msedwards.pbworks.com/Wordle-Prompts•   Create your own with science t...
Power Writing   2008-2009
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  1. 1. Power WritingBuild Writing Fluency
  2. 2. Power Write1. Choose2. Think3. Write Ms Edwards msedwardswrites@gmail.com
  3. 3. Power Write - Choose1. Look at the list of topics/words provided or in your own list.2. Decide on a topic. Ms Edwards msedwardswrites@gmail.com
  4. 4. Power Write - Think1. Think about all the words linked to that word or topic2. Make as many connections as you can Ms Edwards msedwardswrites@gmail.com
  5. 5. Power Write- Ready, Set, Write1. Write for the time specified.2. Keep writing. You get credit for the number of different words.3. Stuck: repeat the last word written until new thoughts pop into your head (refer to Step 2)4. Keep writing --you can switch topics5. Use public thoughts. Ms Edwards msedwardswrites@gmail.com
  6. 6. Power Write1. Stop when signaled to stop.2. Immediately count the number of words you wrote.3. Write the date and number of words at the top of your paper, or on the grid provided if you have one.4. Spelling: re-read and circle words you think are misspelled5. Repeat this process two more times.6. Share (optional).7. Put writing in writing folder. Ms Edwards msedwardswrites@gmail.com
  7. 7. • Now you know what it is, how does it look in the classroom?• First decide how long to power write; always write the same for each of the three times• Younger Students: start with 1 minute writes• Older students: start with 3 minute writes• Then build up to longer times 5-10 minutes.• Vary times according to fluency need. Ms Edwards msedwardswrites@gmail.com
  8. 8. Teacher Directions to Class1. Show-- list of words - or students have own list2. Choose-- your topic (wait 15 seconds)3. Think-- about what you will write (15 seconds)4. Ready, Set, Write Ms Edwards msedwardswrites@gmail.com
  9. 9. Teacher Directions to Class5. When time is up, say “Stop and count.”6. Record.7. Reread and circle any words you think you have misspelled.8. Repeat the process two more times.9. Allow time to share (partner or class). Ms Edwards msedwardswrites@gmail.com
  10. 10. Word Listshttp://dictionary-thesaurus.com/Wordlists.html Ms Edwards msedwardswrites@gmail.com
  11. 11. Choose, think, write.trust productive presentkindness respectful safelake roller coaster pow wowjingle dress stick games dirt bikecamping fish hunt Ms Edwards msedwardswrites@gmail.com
  12. 12. Ms Edwardsmsedwardswrites@gmail.com
  13. 13. Ms Edwardsmsedwardswrites@gmail.com
  14. 14. Ms Edwardsmsedwardswrites@gmail.com
  15. 15. Ms Edwardsmsedwardswrites@gmail.com
  16. 16. Wordle Prompts• http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/790591/Song_of_Nature%3A_Ralph_Waldo_Emerson• http://www.wordle.net Ms Edwards msedwardswrites@gmail.com
  17. 17. More Wordle Prompts• Our Class Wordles:• http://msedwards.pbworks.com/Wordle-Prompts• Create your own with science text, speeches, poems at• http://www.wordle.net Ms Edwards msedwardswrites@gmail.com
  18. 18. Power Writing 2008-2009

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