Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins
Grade Level: 4
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: In this lesson, students will explain how they know whether a sample object is or is not symmetrical.
Know Before You Start: Introduce the term line of symmetry if your students aren’t familiar with it yet.
- Read and discuss the sample comic.
- What does the term symmetrical mean?
- Who do you agree with?
- Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a three-panel comic depicting an object or building.
- The comic should include the following:
- Panel 1: Using the “Background” tab, have students select a scene showing a building, geographical feature, or object.
- Panel 2: Explain whether or not the sample shape has a line of symmetry.
- Panel 3: Describe where that line is, and whether it is vertical or horizontal.
- Have students confer with a partner to see if they agree with the justification each provided in their own comics.
- 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.
- Assign specific backgrounds to students as necessary.