PEEL structure for literature essays

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PEEL structure for literature essays

  1. 1. Introduction to Task 2A:Character Graphic Organizer
  2. 2. What’s the task about?Do up a graphic organizer that depicts Greenheart’sand Poll’s character traitsUse the PEEL structure to complete the graphicorganizer
  3. 3. Skills Needed for the TaskKnowledge of the play’s storylineKnowledge of character typesKnowledge of symbolsKnowledge of the PEEL structureKnowledge of how to provide proper evidence
  4. 4. The PEEL StructurePointEvidence +ExplanationLink
  5. 5. PointAn argument that answers the questionExample question: Is Shrek a dynamic character?Explain your answer.Example stand: Yes, he is a dynamic character whochanges over time.
  6. 6. Point Example point:Shrek is a dynamic character because his attitude towards friendship changes.
  7. 7. Evidence + ExplanationBoth should be hand in handEvidence can either take the form of references(pointing out specific scenes) or quotationsExplanation should interpret the evidence for thereader
  8. 8. Evidence + ExplanationExample evidence:This can be clearly seen from his care and concern for Donkey and Fiona towards the end of the story, as compared to how he preferred being alone in the beginning.
  9. 9. Evidence + Explanation Example evidence: For instance, he insists on Donkey ‘leav[ing] [him]alone’ in the beginning, but eventually develops a close friendship with him.
  10. 10. More on Evidence…SHOULD: SHOULD NOT:Be concise and Be copied in chunkscarefully selectedBe interwoven into the Be left standing aloneexplanationVery clearly supports Be vaguely related toyour point the point
  11. 11. More on Evidence…Quotes should be given in SINGULAR quotation marksLanguage of quotes should be adapted to becomereported speechE.g. in the play: I will do what I wantIn the evidence: He said that he would ‘do what [he]want[ed]’.
  12. 12. More on Evidence…Use SQUARE BRACKETS when you change the speechE.g. I declared my love for Lucy He ‘declared [his] love for Lucy’Applies to tenses too. E.g. want -> ‘want[ed]’
  13. 13. ExplanationUse analytical language This shows that… From this, we can see that… It is evident from this that… This explains… BEWARE of lapsing into narrative. The examiner already knows the story; please don’t retell it
  14. 14. Explanation For instance, he insists on Donkey ‘leav[ing] [him] alone’ in the beginning, but eventually develops a close friendship with him. Thisshows that Shrek overcame his aversion/dislike of other people and changed his attitude towards friendship.
  15. 15. LinkShow how this point answers the questionUsually 1-2 lines
  16. 16. Link Example Link: This shows that Shrek overcame his aversion/dislike of other people andchanged his attitude towards friendship.Therefore, his change in attitude makes him a dynamic character.
  17. 17. Putting it all togetherShrek is a dynamic character because his attitudetowards friendship changes.For instance, he insists on Donkey ‘leav[ing] [him]alone’ in the beginning, but eventually develops aclose friendship with him. This shows that Shrekovercame his aversion/dislike of other people andchanged his attitude towards friendship.Therefore, his change in attitude makes him adynamic character.
  18. 18. Focus for Task 2APointEvidence +ExplanationLink
  19. 19. Steps for Task 2AFill in the graphic organizer planner providedCreate your own graphic organizer, usingPaint/Photoshop/drawing or any other software toillustrate Greenheart and Poll’s character traits

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