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PEEL Paragraph Structure - Poster and Worksheets


A PEEL paragraph technique poster, explanatory worksheet and graphic organiser.

Help your students master persuasive paragraph structure with this poster and worksheet set.

Alternatively, you might like to use the TEEL Paragraph Structure 

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Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1.A
Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.A
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer's purpose.

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.A
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer's purpose.

Grade 6 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1.A
Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.


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  • Love this resource! #stoked

    Comment by Alexandra Pate on February 14, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    • Thanks for the feedback, Alexandra! Glad you like it 🙂

      Official comment by Scott (Teach Starter) on February 15, 2017 at 5:07 pm

  • Love this resource! It would be great if this resource could be downloaded in an editable version so that the example paragraph could be changed to meet the needs of my students 🙂

    Comment by Lee Hillas on March 13, 2018 at 8:27 am

    • Hi Lee, thank you for your message and for your suggestion. Please feel free to suggest it via the Changes & Updates tab above.

      Your request will be voted on by the community. Each week, our team creates the most popular request. If your request hits the top of the list, we’ll be happy to make it for you!
      Have a great day!

      Official comment by Alison Smith on March 13, 2018 at 11:34 am

  • Love these posters, thank you!
    The page that explains it doesn’t seem to match up though- The poster has explain/evidence as 2 and evaluate as 3 & the other page has 2 as explain and 3 as evidence. I usually teach E- Example then E- Explain. Is there any chance of editing the poster for different versions?

    Comment by alex Brindley on October 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    • Hi Alex,

      I have fixed the inconsistency on these posters. I did some research and there are two schools of thought regarding the PEEL paragraph structure method. This resource is a particular one, the way you are teaching yours is another equally valid one. If you would like us to create a resource which reflects your method, please fill in a Resource Request for here:


      If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

      Official comment by Kristian on October 12, 2018 at 10:42 am

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