EmPOWER

EmPOWER is a systematic method for teaching academic writing. With EmPOWER, students talk themselves through six steps of the writing process and, within each step, use proven strategies to problem-solve.  The EmPOWER steps include:

Evaluate:
break down the task to determine what I have to do
make a
Plan:
identify my purpose for writing and select strategies
Organize:
show my thinking and organize my ideas
Work:
work my ideas into well-structured text
Evaluate:
assess my work
Re-work:
make necessary changes

Students can use the EmPOWER method for any writing assignment in any grade level and any subject area.

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