Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)

Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins

Topic: Perseverance

Grade Level: 4

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will create themselves as “Perseverance Superheroes” and find a quote that inspires them to never give up.

Know Before You Start: Students should know the definition of perseverance. Provide motivational quotes for students to use.


  • Read and discuss the following quote: Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up.” - Batman.
  • What did Batman mean by his words? How does his statement connect to the word perseverance?
  • Explain that superheroes may not be real, but they remind us that even with super powers they still need to persevere to be successful.
  • Discuss perseverance:
    • Who are some people or what are some things that inspire you to work hard and stay committed in school?
    • What qualities do these people have?
    • What do you think they do when something gets hard and they want to give up?
  • Explain that having perseverance isn’t just about not giving up, it’s about finding motivation and inspiration not to give up.


  • Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a comic that depicts themselves as Perseverance Superheroes!  
    • Find a quote that inspires you and others to never give up.
    • Design your avatar as a superhero.
    • Use a speech bubble to show your avatar saying an inspirational quote.


  • Print or digitally display the completed comics.


  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
  • Have quotes from which to choose.

  • Allow students to work with a peer model.

  • Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.


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