Accidentally straying off topic happens to many writers and can be a frustrating concept to teach. This resource introduces the POWER writing process. POWER writing is an organizational strategy that assigns a number to a type of sentence. Once students understand the concept of POWER writing, they can quickly move from writing simple sentences to paragraphs, and eventually to well-constructed patterned essays. As soon as students learn the format, integrating mini-lessons on a variety of writing skills is easy.