Subject: Special Education

Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins

Topic: Time Management and Planning

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: This lesson is intended to reinforce what to do during daily routines to help students be successful and minimize disruptions in the classroom.

Know Before You Start: Choose a common routine, or a routine that needs to be reinforced. Try to keep the routine as concise, and in as few steps as possible.


  • Ask students to name some routines that we follow throughout the day, e.g., arrival, literacy centers, transitioning to lunch, dismissal.
  • Make a list with the students and circle your targeted routine.
  • Have students act out the routine and write down the steps to follow it.


  • Have students create a comic that shows the step by step routine.
  • You can have all students create a comic on the same routine, or you can individualize the routine based on student needs.
  • Encourage students to use positive language and facial expressions in their comics. 


  • Have students share their comics in small groups or with the whole class.


  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
  • Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
  • Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.
  • Have students create their comics with an adult.
  • Adapt the routine to match your students’ needs.


  • Comic to print or display

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