Effective Paragraph Writing: The P.E.E.L. Paragraph

Introduction

 

Welcome, students!

Our lesson today will take you on a journey to master the art of constructing well-organised paragraphs using the P.E.E.L. method. P.E.E.L. stands for Point, Evidence, Explanation, and Link, and it is a structure that helps you create clear and concise paragraphs to convey your thoughts and arguments. This lesson is interactive. Click on the links provided to assist you with navigating the lesson and completing all activities to successfully accomplish the overall task.

Subject: English Language

Grade: Eight (8) 

Learning Goal(s): 

  • Students will understand the structure and purpose of a P.E.E.L. paragraph.
  • Students will be able to create a well-organized P.E.E.L. paragraph to express their ideas effectively.

 

Task

Create a P.E.E.L. Paragraph

Process

Task 1: Let’s take a look at P.E.E.L.

  • Start by exploring what each element of P.E.E.L. represents:

  • Click the following link and read about each element of the P.E.E.L. structure.

          PEEL Paragraph Structure | Improving Your Essay Paragraphs (artofsmart.com.au)

 

  • The following short video also provides an overview of the P.E.E.L. method in action.

  • Here are some tips for crafting each element of the P.E.E.L. paragraph.

          Click on the link below and identify some advantages of the PEEL paragraph.

          https://www.greatassignmenthelp.co.uk/blog/peel-paragraph/#Advantages_of_PEEL_Paragraph 

 

Task 2: Analysing Examples

  • Now that you understand the components of a P.E.E.L. paragraph, it is time to analyse some examples. Take a look at the example provided in the following link:

         https://www.studiosity.com/blog/how-to-structure-paragraphs-using-the-peel-method 

         https://shalvey-h.schools.nsw.gov.au/content/dam/doe/sws/schools/s/shalvey-h/localcontent/PEEL_Paragraph.pdf 

 

Task 3: Application - Creating Your P.E.E.L. Paragraph

  1. Choose a topic from the list provided below, or come up with your own. 

Topics:

  • Artificial intelligence will replace the need for workers.

  • Schools should have a four-day week

  • Modern day fruits and vegetables are not healthy to eat

OR

Click on the link below for guidelines for choosing a topic.

Guidelines for Choosing a Topic 

     2. Craft a PEEL paragraph following these steps:

  • Choose a clear and concise Point for your paragraph.

  • Provide relevant Evidence to support your point.

  • Explain how the evidence supports your point.

  • Create a Link that connects your paragraph to the broader context or the next point.

 

* Use the table found in the link below to complete your PEEL paragraphs.

         https://shalvey-h.schools.nsw.gov.au/content/dam/doe/sws/schools/s/shalvey-h/localcontent/PEEL_Paragraph.pdf 

Evaluation

Task 4: Paragraph Review

  • Use the following rubric to review your PEEL paragraph:

          https://www.rcampus.com/rubricshowc.cfm?sp=true&code=WX3A2W5 

Task: 5 Share your thoughts on your experience. Use the following questions to guide your reflection.

  • What was the highlight of this lesson?

  • Were there any challenges in completing the task? If so, explain.

  • Share two ways in which you can use PEEL paragraphs.

  • What have you learnt overall?

Conclusion

Congratulations!

You have successfully completed the Effective Paragraph Writing: The P.E.E.L. Paragraph activity. By mastering the P.E.E.L. structure, you have acquired a valuable skill for expressing your ideas coherently and persuasively. Keep practicing and refining your paragraph-writing skills to become a master of clear and effective communication.

Credits

                                                                                        References

 

Amy Campbell. (2022, June 3). PEEL Writing Method . YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCbiyhnizKE 

Arábý, S. (2020, June 17). PEEL Paragraph Writing. Pinterest. Retrieved November 20, 2023, from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/645844402806148928/ 

Gardner, S. (2023, October 4). How to structure paragraphs using the PEEL method. How to structure paragraphs using the PEEL method. Retrieved November 26, 2023, from https://www.studiosity.com/blog/how-to-structure-paragraphs-using-the-p…

https://shalvey-h.schools.nsw.gov.au/content/dam/doe/sws/schools/s/shalvey-h/localcontent/PEEL_Paragraph.pdf 

iRubric: PEEL Paragraph rubric - WX3A2W5. (n.d.). https://www.rcampus.com/rubricshowc.cfm?sp=true&code=WX3A2W5 

Kulkarni, M. (2023, May 26). How to write a Well-Structured PEEL Paragraph for your English Essays. Art of Smart Education. https://artofsmart.com.au/english/peel-paragraph/ 

https://www.tes.com/en-au/teaching-resource/peel-your-paragraphs-12248125 

Paul, R. (2022, March 5). A simple guide on PEEL paragraph writing technique. Greatassignmenthelp.co.uk. https://www.greatassignmenthelp.co.uk/blog/peel-paragraph/ 
Point evidence explain link poster | Teaching Resources. (n.d.). https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/point-evidence-explain-link-poster-11078596

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