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.
- Start by reading different types of Father's Day cards to the class.
- Ask students to think about each card and the type of message it conveys.
- Have students 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.
- 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.
- Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
- Provide a list of things that a father might do to help a child or to make a child feel special.