PowerWriting: Stage 1

Clear organization of thoughts in individual paragraphs is essential for clarity of structure in essay writing. The structure created though the  process of PowerWriting is based on an outlined structure. Transitions between sentences and paragraph are developed through all stages of writing.

PowerWriting: Stage 1


Welcome to your introduction to PowerWriting! This is Stage 1 of your PowerWriting  journey at the LearningCafe.org.

PowerWriting is a progressive organizational system for organizing your writing and deepening your thoughts in all writing. In Stage 1 you will learn the basic organization of thoughts and how to construct a basic PowerFrame.

All advanced PowerFrames are build in the simplistic structure introduced in Stage 1.

Let’s get started…

PowerWriting Stage 1

Start With Thinking


Think of games you’ve played in the past. A classic game is “I’m Thinking, You Say”

for examples if I say “Seasons”

You say… Spring and fall.

or

If I say “foods”

You say… meat and vegetables.

Create a PowerFrame


In PowerWriting this way of thinking is put into a PowerFrame like the one below.

          Power 1 (P1): Seasons

                          Power 2 (P2): Summer

                          Power 2 (P2): Fall

Here’s another example:

          Power 1 (P1): Foods

                          Power 2 (P2): Meat

                          Power 2 (P2): Vegetables

And, another example:

          Power 1 (P1): Books

                           Power 2 (P2): Harry Potter

                           Power 2 (P2): Wonder

Color Code the PowerFrame


PowerFrames are color coded. So the above PowerFrames would look like this…

          Power 1 (P1): Seasons

                          Power 2 (P2): Summer

                          Power 2 (P2): Fall

And here’s what the second example would look like color coded …

          Power 1 (P1): Foods

                          Power 2 (P2): Meat

                          Power 2 (P2): Vegetables

And, the last one:

          Power 1 (P1): Books

                           Power 2 (P2): Harry Potter

                           Power 2 (P2): Wonder

To highlight, select color 1 and use that color consistently as the highlighting they will use every time they identify Power 1 in any PowerFrame in the future.

Then select a second highlighter color of choice. This highlighter, identified as color number 2 will be used to highlight all Power 2’s on future PowerFrames.

Selecting a consistent color coding pattern is helpful to future progression in the writing process.

 

Move on to PowerWriting Stage 2