A power paragraph is a grammatically correct paragraph structure that consists of a topic sentence, detail sentence, a sentence to support the detail sentence and a conclusion. There can be more than one detail and supporting sentence.
The power paragraph is taught by many English teachers because it focuses on analysis and completely addresses an issue. The focus on analysis encourages students to organize sentences in order of importance. Power paragraphs are an element of power writing, which is a numerical approach to writing structure that teaches students how to organize their thoughts before they begin writing, guiding the student on how to say what they are trying to communicate, and when to say it.