P.E.E.L. paragraphs literacy writing mat scaffold in history (PEEL)

P.E.E.L. paragraphs literacy writing mat scaffold in history (PEEL)
P.E.E.L. paragraphs literacy writing mat scaffold in history (PEEL)
P.E.E.L. paragraphs literacy writing mat scaffold in history (PEEL)
P.E.E.L. paragraphs literacy writing mat scaffold in history (PEEL)
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This powerpoint contains a writing scaffold to help students frame their paragraphs using PEEL. Most students are familiar with PEE in their paragraphs but the L is what makes students show their understanding to a higher level.

The first slide is a writing mat with the sentence starters. This can been laminated and given to students to use with their written work, in particular for essays. It could also be photocopied and stuck into the students books for regular reference. My classes have both and a display on the wall!

The way it works:

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.

I always tell my students that I should be able to read their introduction, the first lines of each paragaph and their conclusion and still be able to understand what their argument was.

The powerpoint also has a very quick and basic example of a PEEL paragraph (about Elizabeth I) colour-coded to be used with your class or just for your own reference.

This was designed with history in mind but I have used it in Geography and Religious Studies successfully. I have found this has encouraged students to put pen to blank paper. It has been especially good for lower attainers and for EFL / ESL / EAL students.

You can also read a bit more about them in my blog: http://mshughesteaches.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/hi-ho-hi-ho-etc-etc-etc.html?m=0

Thanks for having a look!




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