Power Writing 101

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Hello at home, we are just starting a new writing organization technique called Power Writing. It basically teaches and forces writers to organize their ideas into paragraphs that have a topic sentence and details. We have only been at it for a few days, but here are some examples.

20 thoughts on “Power Writing 101

    Derrick said:
    March 11, 2011 at 11:51 am

    There are so many types of snacks but the following three are my favourite. French fries are easily my number one. They come in many shapes and sizes and also in different recipes. One of the best forms is when it’s in poutine. It is mixed together with cheese and gravy to create the most amazing concoction ever.

    Another is deep fried cheese sticks. Deep fried cheese is the most unusual things I’ve eaten, but it still taste good. I’m not going to bother explaining them, because their name does it alone. I’ve only had one type of cheese in it, but it still does come in other forms and I bet they are equally delicious.

    Lastly, is Coca-Cola it’s a drink but it’s still technically a snack. Coca-Cola comes in many bottles like cans glass jars and plastic bottles. They all taste the same but it’s just quantities. Coca-Cola isn’t very healthy, so you shouldn’t have it too often but it’s still a good treat. Those are my favourite snacks, I hope you like them too.

      Emma Abbott said:
      March 11, 2011 at 11:30 pm

      Hi Derrick,

      I totally agree with you on french fries and coca-cola! I love coca-cola and french fries. I have not heard of the deep fried cheese sticks though. I might have to try them some day.

    Nathan said:
    March 11, 2011 at 11:53 am


    To begin with here are some different types of snacks. There are many types of candy like. I like sweet hearts because they are so sweet. There are two other types of snacks I like and they are. Rockets are also one of my favourite because they melt in your mouth. Lastly I like gum because you can eat it as long as you want and there are many flavours of gum like mint, juicy fruit, and many others.

    Another type of snacks I like is fruit. Oranges are my favourite because they are so sweet and so juicy. Apples are also one of my favourites because they are also sweet and also juicy. I have one more favourite and it is. Straw berries are my favourite because they are juicy and you can eat as many as you want. Also they are so good.

    Lastly I like vegetables because they are good for you. I have three different types of vegetables and they are. Celery is my second favourite because you can eat it with every thing. Carrots are my third favourite because they are so good. My favourite veggie is peppers because they are so good with every thing.

    Atmn said:
    March 11, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Snacks are an 8-13 year olds favourite food of the day, and there are many types of snacks. One is fast food. Pizza is one snack that is usually eaten after dinner. Also, tacos are another type of fast-food, which is normally preferred near 2-3 o’clock. In addition to all of the others there are also burgers which are preferred after lunch around noon. All of the above can also be eaten as meals (not only snacks).

    Another favourite snack is (and was in some places) chips. Some people prefer salted chips over all other types of chips. Un-salted chips are most popular because people don’t like salty stuff. All chips (well most of them) are made of potatoes. Chips are the most common because they can be found anywhere and eaten anywhere.

    The last type of snack (that I am going to mention) is side-drinks. There are many companies that make side-drinks (examples are Pepsi, Coke and Sprite).Pepsi is very much preferred in Thunder Bay (as far as I know (which is not very much)).Coke is not very popular because someone started a rumor that Coke is made out of processed tar (I am not sure if it is true or not but people say that in Brampton, Ontario). Lastly side-drinks can also be drank with all of the other types of snacks I mentioned (fast-food and chips).Snacks are not always healthy but they are still a child-15 year olds favourite meal/snack of the day.

    Tom said:
    March 11, 2011 at 11:56 am

    There are many different types of snacks. There are healthy snacks, un-healthy snacks, sweets, and drinks. First of all, there are French fries. They come in many different shapes, sizes, tastes, and can have many toppings. There is poutine, which is fries with gravy and cheese curds. Normal fries with ketchup as a topping. There is also just plain fries.

    Secondly there are hot dogs, which also make a good snack. You can cook them over various surfaces such as a bonfire or even a stove. You can have many toppings on them, such as relish, ketchup, and mustard. Sometimes when you cook an open flame if you slit the edges of the hot dog you can make a spider dog.

    Now for my personal favorite, the hamburger. You can have just cheese for a cheese burger. You can have various toppings like the hot dog. There are also veggie-burgers for vegetarians. Some might not be healthy but, snacks are snacks.

      Emma Abbott said:
      March 11, 2011 at 11:49 pm

      Hello Tom,

      I agree with you too! I like your choice of snacks! the one you mentioned that I really like is the hot dogs cooked over a bonfire at camp.

    Malcolm said:
    March 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I’m going to tell you my favourite snacks. The first snack is cookies as a favourite. I like to have chocolate chip cookies. I could eat then all day long. Also, I like Oreos with it’s creamy inside goodness. However, Fudgeos are the best out of them all.

    The second is dessert type foods. I love brownies on ice cream. I also like just plain vanilla ice cream. Another dessert is Sweet Cheddar Chips.
    Also there’s granola bars. My favourite is apple cinnamon. The other granola bar is a strawberry bar. The next bar is smores with the marshmallows.

    The last snack is rice crispies squares. I absolutely love the rainbow chocolate kind. There’s so much chocolate! Then there’s the original kind, plain but good. But above all, strawberry is my favourite. Those are my favourite snacks.

      Emma Abbott said:
      March 11, 2011 at 11:36 pm

      Hey Malcolm,

      I agree with you, I love cookies and deserts, sometimes I just like to eat desert instead of supper!

    Kadi-Rose said:
    March 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Snacks are delicious! Everyone loves them right? Here are a few of my favourite. For starters, there is junk food. One of my favourites! (I know that makes me sound like a fattie, but I’m not!) I absolutely LOVE Mars Bars! It’s the perfect combination of caramel and chocolate! I also enjoy rainbow icing, vanilla and some sort of sprinkle kind of thing together? Pure amazement! In addition, Chunks Ahoy cookies are awesomely awesome! So many chocolate chips!

    Although, junk food is good, I still need to stay… healthy. So here are some of my favourite fruits. Strawberries are most definitely my all time favourite fruit. Another is cherries; it’s odd, I NEVER used to like them before and now? I love them. Except for the pit. But its fine, I can eat around. I also like apples. Especially Granny Smith and Royal Gala.

    More over, there are vegetables. Pickles! I LOVE pickles! Not the baby ones though, they’re too sweet. Pickles aren’t meant to be sweet! Peppers are good too, but I don’t enjoy as much as I do pickles. Lastly, there are carrots. My personal opinion, they are delicious! All in all, snacks are very, yummy!

    allana said:
    March 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Sugary Snacks

    Sugary snacks are not healthy but they are good and yummy. One of them is delicious yummy candy and chocolate the candy I like are sour candy because the sugary that is lifted over is so good. The second one is fudge because it melts in your mouth. The last one is sweat candy like gummies bears.

    Next sugary snacks I like are cupcakes my favourite are ones with lots of icing. Another is ones that are home made. The one I don’t really care about are store bought.

    The every last is doughnuts are so good there the best. One of my are Tim bites because there are different kind of doughnut second one is rainbow because they are so messy. The every last ones are the messy ones because they make a big mess. Sugary snacks are good. Do you like sugary snacks?

      Emma Abbott said:
      March 11, 2011 at 11:40 pm

      Hi Allana,

      I like your choice of snacks. I like sour candies too. One day at school my math teacher gave the winners of a game some sour laffy taffy and I was one of the winners so I picked the the really sour green apple kind.

    Teryn said:
    March 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm


    Snacks are delicious (but of course, everyone knew that). Here are a few favorites of mine. For starters, here are my favorite healthy snacks. Apples (especially the green ones). Peaches, my absolute favorite fruit. I haven’t a clue why, though. Every now and then, I’ll have a plum for a snack. Lastly, oranges. Oranges are something you see me rarely eating, but I do like them.

    Even though I eat healthy, I happen to like some unhealthy snacks as well. Salt and vinegar chips, but who can resist them? Then there are cinnamon buns, a truly heavenly gift. Also, chip’s cousin in unhealthy snacks, popcorn, is good. Finally, Sour Patch Kids. I can’t help myself but to buy them.

    Now, we get into the “sinfully unhealthy” group, a really scary list of things all sugary. Here’s a popular one that we all love! Coca Cola. It tastes good, but contains a lot of sugar in it. Pepsi, Coca Cola’s rival, is along the same lines. Any diet pop, they all contain something called aspartame, which is not good for our brains. To conclude the sinfully unhealthy, anything with too much sugar is bad for you. The healthy snacks that I’ve listed are recommended. You should also remember that even though something tastes good doesn’t mean it’s healthy.

      Emma Abbott said:
      March 11, 2011 at 11:46 pm

      Hello Teryn,

      I agree with you on everything you said! I think homemade cinnamon buns are the best, especially with icing! I also like all those fruits, and (un-healthy) snacks you mentioned!

    Cherise said:
    March 11, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Doesn’t everyone love snacks? Well, I will be talking about my favorite snacks to have. First, I am going to mention ketchup chips. Ketchup chips are my most favorite chips to eat, I eat them anywhere. I eat them maybe 1 time every 2/3 weeks. They are so delicious I like the taste when it’s in my mouth. I love to eat it when I have a good movie to watch.

    Also, my other favorite snack is pop. My favorite pop to have is coke, I drink it anywhere and I only have it once in awhile. I usually drink it when I have something to munch on or having dinner.

    Since, these are my favorite snacks. I shall talk about my favorite fruit, snacks that I have daily. First of all I love to eat oranges, I never use to like them, but now I do. I love the juice that is in there and I do drink orange juice once in awhile. Another one is a banana. I’ve never ever use to like bananas but I did eat bananas with pea nut butter and bread, a peanut butter sandwich.

    Lastly, my other favorite snack that I like is chocolate chip cookies. I eat them when ever. I mostly like to dip it in milk. I like it when it melts right in my mouth when it is dipped in milk. Mostly every morning I do that. These are my favorite snacks. What are yours?

    Rose said:
    March 11, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Here are my favourite snacks for after school. One is sugary snacks. One of my favourite snack is peanut butter chocolate, because the peanut butter is so smooth and creamy. Another one of my favourite snacks are chocolate fudge, because its so chewy and chocolaty, and whenever I get to have a chance to get some warm chocolate fudge I will definitely have some of it. The last of my favourite sugary snacks is brownies with peanut butter with it and caramel drizzle. It’s so yummy!

    Healthy snacks. Yum, yum! One of the yummiest fruit in the whole world is mangos, because there so sweet and juicy. Another one of my favourite healthy snacks is sugar plums because they are so yummy and sweet. The last of my favourite healthy snacks is pickles because there sour and most people say that unhealthy things are sour, but pickles are sour and there not unhealthy.

    I didn’t have enough time to finish my last paragraph, so ill post it later. 

    jack said:
    March 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I love snacks. I have some favourites snacks to share. My favourite snacks to drink are Pepsi’s, 7up’s and coke a cola’s. Do you like pop? Because I do. What is your favourite kinds of pop?

    I also like different kinds of snacks like cotton candy, gum, and chocolate bars. I love candy. I know that it is not good for you but it taste so good. Do you like candy?

    I LOVE!!! Junk food snacks like all donuts, chips, and this is all I can do for power writing so yay bye

      Atmn said:
      March 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm

      I would recommend a longer list of power 3’s, and please try to not use “like”. It makes it sound as if you are writing a list of types of snacks you like and not about what it is really supposed to be about.

    Damien said:
    March 25, 2011 at 11:14 am

    My favorite snack is an Apple because they are sweet and juicy my favorite one is the granny smith apple because they are the sweetest one ever. And they are the green and they are the brightest apple so you see them down the isle.

    Strawberry yogurt is awesome because when you get a bit of strawberry in your mouth without knowing then that. Is makes the yogurt so good yum. When the yogurt is no good the strawberry’s start to go black so that means throw it away or the yogurt will taste real bad and it will smell a very bad smell.

    No that we are getting close to the end we are going to top it off with granola bars yum the red ones are rocky road. Ad the orange ones are smores and they are actually real smores it is so awesome right and there are lots of other kind but I love these to because there are lots of granola in them to.

    Billy said:
    March 25, 2011 at 11:16 am

    My favorite snack would be Strawberries. The reason why is because Strawberries are a good healthy balance to the day. I also like the way strawberries are sweet, good, and healthy. To me the perfect strawberries are the best.

    Now when I think of strawberries I think of a snack that makes my day happy. I do recommend strawberries to everyone because if it makes my day happy it will hopefully do the same to you.

    Last but not least strawberries are my absolute favorite snack because it gives me more energy to be more active and brightens my day.

    Jacob said:
    March 25, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I have a lot of favorite snacks but I think my most favorite snack is probably a hot fudge sunday.I like hot fudge sunday because if you have ever had a milk shake while having a hot fudge sunday then you know what I mean nice warm hot fudge with the nice refreshing cold delicous ice cream it is like eating heaven.And

    But the only down side of having a hot fudge sunday is makeing the sunday. first you gotta get everything, you gotta make sure the fudge is just right,blah blah blah and it is
    really really messy wich is a very big down side.

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