What I thought:
I love the format of the textbook. It is very easy to follow with clear stopping points, which aids in being self-guided. It isn't to busy with pictures or unnecessary additions. Everything is explained well and is easy for her to understand and the little bit of humor through out is an added bonus.
The teacher book has been a great help for me. Not only the answers to her daily work, but also the grading help. It gives clear objectives for the coarse which allows for successful writing. It outlines details of what is included in the students "Toolbox". I especially like the 14-Minute Power Surges Program, which gives writing prompts to be used throughout the week for the student to practice their writing.
We will begin working in The Power in Your Hands: Writing Non-Fiction in High School again in the fall and my high senior will work with us as well.