Patterns of Power

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See Why Educators Rave About Patterns of Power

Explore the downloadable resources and on-demand videos on this page to learn more about Patterns of Power. See what other educators have asked in the frequently asked questions section.

View Patterns of Power Samples and Demonstrations

Sample a wide variety of the Patterns of Power resources below and discover how the unique invitational process scales across grade levels. See it in action, led by co-authors Jeff Anderson and Whitney La Rocca, in the on-demand classroom demonstration videos.

Samples

Patterns of Power Plus Classroom Kit – Request Sample
Patterns of Power Student Notebooks – View Sample
Patterns of Power en español Teacher Resource Book, Grades 1–5 – View Sample

Demonstration Videos

Invitation to Notice, Grade 1 – Watch Video
Invitation to Compare and Contrast, Grade 1 – Watch Video
Invitation to Notice, Grade 3 – Watch Video
Invitation to Compare and Contrast, Grade 3 – Watch Video
Invitation to Imitate, Grade 3 – Watch Video
Invitation to Celebrate, Grade 3 – Watch Video
Invitation to Notice, Grade 4 – Watch Video
Invitation to Compare and Contrast, Grade 4 – Watch Video
Invitation to Imitate, Grade 4 – Watch Video
Invitation to Celebrate, Grade 4 – Watch Video

Connect To Professional Learning Support

Professional learning is built in to the Patterns of Power Family of Resources, including on-demand teaching support videos and resources in each grade-level specific Patterns of Power Plus Companion Website. Join a private Facebook Group to connect with other educators using Patterns of Power resources in their classrooms or explore on-demand podcast episodes and webinars below.

Webinars

Patterns of Power Authentic Grammar Instruction – Watch Webinar
Making Meaning with PreK–1 Emergent Writers – Watch Webinar
Patterns of Power in the Middle School Classroom – Watch Webinar
Spark Effective Grammar Instruction Across Grades PreK–12 – Watch Webinar

Explore Frequently Asked Questions

See some of the common questions asked by other educators exploring the Patterns of Power Family of Resources.

If there are no worksheets, how do I grade students’ work?

Teachers can monitor and assess student progress by reviewing the Patterns of Power Student Notebook. Students will use this notebook along with the lessons to record their thinking through their writing. Seeing this thinking on paper will allow you to determine whether or not the students grasp the concepts or the standards, and more importantly, you will be able to see specifically in what areas they might need extra help.

How would I make this work in a writing workshop setting?

Analyzing purpose and craft is prominent in Patterns of Power Plus, which dovetails nicely into the writing workshop format. By pulling students out of a writing and reading workshop for five minutes per day, you can create 10 minutes of time to teach the “meat” of a sentence.

How would I make this work with a basal program?

Patterns of Power would most likely replace what is being done for grammar instruction in a basal program, which is mostly worksheet driven. Patterns of Power teaches writing with more craft, more depth, and more writing. No worksheets.

How can I fit this into a balanced literacy system?

You can easily weave Patterns of Power lessons into the instructional contexts of a balanced literacy framework. By using a model sentence taken from books used within the various instructional contexts, such as shared reading, interactive read-aloud, and interactive writing, you can teach grammar and conventions through the Patterns of Power process. Students will benefit from a shared language promoting coherence throughout the year.

Do I need to teach the lessons in order?

The lessons in Patterns of Power are flexible. You can choose what makes the most sense for you and your writers and the time you have. That may change as depth and complexity and challenge shift. You are encouraged to adjust days as needed, but be sure to always incorporate the celebration!

How do the Mentor Texts and Anchor Texts support the lessons?

The Patterns of Power Mentor Texts and Patterns of Power Plus Anchor Text Collections were curated specifically for grammar instruction and conventions—they were hand-picked by Jeff Anderson and Whitney La Rocca as strong examples of writer’s craft, which will give students an example after which to model their own writing.

What is the difference between the Mentor Texts and Anchor Texts?

The books in the Patterns of Power Mentor Text Collections are the top ten books that the authors chose as the best examples of writer’s craft. These books were chosen from the 150 top mentor texts listed in the Patterns of Power Teacher Resource Book. The books in the Anchor Text Collections, on the other hand, are the books from which the model sentences used in Patterns of Power Plus are taken.

Are any of the lessons in Patterns of Power Plus the same as the lessons in the resource book?

Each grade level of Patterns of Power Plus includes all-new lessons geared specifically toward a specific grade-level standard. In fact, the Patterns of Power Teacher Resource Book and Patterns of Power Plus can be used together for extended grammar and conventions instruction and practice throughout the school year.

Why are there extra pages in the Student Notebook?

The Student Notebook for each grade offers pages for students to record and revisit their individual responses to lessons in Patterns of Power Plus, the Patterns of Power Teacher Resource Book, or both since many schools are interested in using the Patterns of Power Plus and Patterns of Power Teacher Resource Book together for extended daily grammar instruction.

Start the Grammar and Conventions Conversations Today!

The Patterns of Power invitational process provides opportunities for all students to discuss, learn, and apply the moves that good writers make. Students gain confidence and understanding to apply the process adeptly and consistently—across the year and across the grades.

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