Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)
Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins
Topic: Father's Day
Brief Description: Students can create the perfect Fathers’ Day card, incorporating an avatar of themselves and their father or guardian as well as a message to express how much this family member means to them.
Know Before You Start: Be aware that Father's Day might be a painful reminder of loss or trauma for some students. Approach this activity with sensitivity.
Hook: Start by reading different types of Father's Day cards to the class. Ask them to think about each card and the type of message it conveys. Have them describe the characteristics of a Father's Day card. Responses might include, "Father's Day cards have words and pictures, they are funny or serious, express love, gratitude, etc.
Activity: Have students work in pairs or small groups to brainstorm moments when their father or guardian helped them in a particular time of need or made them feel special. Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a three-panel comic about these special times.
- Ask students to share some things they could do to make their fathers or guardians feel special.
- Have each student share his or her comic with a classmate.
- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
- Provide a list of things that a father might do to help a child or to make a child feel special.