Master PEEL Paragraphs for Opinion Essays

Opinion Essays

We will sharpen our skills in crafting compelling body paragraphs for an opinion essay, using the dynamic and structured PEEL model. This model, which stands for Point, Evidence, Explanation, and Link, is an invaluable framework for constructing well-rounded and persuasive arguments. The organizer is designed with the model in mind and this lecture helps to strengthen that connection. In addition, there is a link to the AI PEEL Paragraph Assistant, an interactive tool designed to assist students in refining their paragraph construction. This digital assistant will provide tailored feedback and suggestions, making the process of writing more accessible and efficient.

Learning Goals

  • I will be able to identify and apply the PEEL (Point, Evidence, Explanation, Link) structure in constructing body paragraphs for an opinion essay.
  • I will be able to select relevant evidence to support my points in an opinion essay. 
  • I will be able to articulate clear explanations that logically connect my evidence to my main points.



  1. Review the PEEL Paragraph Note
  2. If you want a full lesson on writing PEEL paragraphs, click here.
  3. Have students complete their outlines, if they aren’t done yet.
  4. Write rough drafts of the body.
  5. If desired, have students use the AI PEEL paragraph writing helper.

PEEL Paragraph Note

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