If the introduction paragraph is the "compass" that provides the orientation, direction, and purpose of your essay; then the body paragraphs are the map that shows you how to get there. This lesson takes students through a guided lecture and exercises that instruct them how to use PEEL (Point, Evidence, Explanation, Link) to and transitions to construct a body paragraph. The lesson includes student notes that integrate with guided exercises and independant practice.
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Included with this lesson
1. TEACHER GUIDE: Full lesson plan
2. PPT LECTURE: ppt slides that coincide with student handouts
3. STUDENT NOTES AND HANDOUTS
4. Guided Practice
5. Independant Practice
6. PEER REVIEW EXERCISE
Use the PPT and student notes to facilitate a lecture on the elements and strategies to write introduction paragraphs.
Guided Practice Use the comics and short texts to provide guided practice on how to construct and connect the different elements of a PEEL body paragraph. Facilitate discussion connected to students’ responses, and provide personal insights to ensure correct understanding and for clarification. Use the writing exercises to facilitate student practice on the PEEL format for body paragraphs
Independent Practice Have students complete the body paragraph exercises
1. Divide students into groups of 4-6 to discuss their work.
2. Use the completed worksheets to develop classroom facilitated discussion