My writing instruction has dramatically changed ever since I implemented PEEL, the acronym used, into my curriculum. Students have a hard time with writing unless they know exactly what they are supposed to be doing through consistent language, consistent practice, and consistent formatting.
PEEL applies to all subject areas, all grades, and almost all formal writing assignments (with the exception of narratives or personal responses such as a reflection).
Acronym hand out with explanations of what PEEL stands for
Graphic organizer to use for writing assignments
Example paragraph with PEEL labeled throughout