This mini lesson contains three worksheets to explain the PEEL method of writing paragraphs.
The worksheets outline each component of the PEEL writing strategy which includes:
POINT: The first sentence of any paragraph should tell you what the paragraph is about.
EVIDENCE: These sentences should contain information and examples.
EXPLANATION: These sentences should explain the point in relation to the question.
LINK: This sentence should either link one paragraph to the next OR link directly back to the question preferably using words from the question.
The first page is a great tool that introduces PEEL paragraphs. This would be a perfect tool to use as a handout or to throw up on the smart board.
The second page is a list of sentence starters for each sentence within a PEEL paragraph. This would be a great reference tool for students as they begin writing their paragraphs.
The third page is a graphic organizer that contains space for the prompt or question that the student is attempting to answer, as well as sections for each of the PEEL components. It includes space for 3 supporting ideas.
After students complete this exercise, they will be experts at constructing a PEEL paragraph!