Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)

Lesson Length: 45 mins

Topic: Cause and Effect

Grade Level: 5

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will review cause and effect while learning about ways to take care of the environment.

Know Before You Start: It helps to know about cause and effect before you begin.

Hook: Read and discuss the sample comic. What are some of the causes of global warming? What are some of the effects? What can we do to help?


  • Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a comic which highlights some of the things we can all do to help preserve the environment and Earth's health.

  • Allow students time to research before they begin.

  • Consider use of appropriate backgrounds, context, facial expressions, and poses in grading.

Closure: Have students read their comics to the class or to a partner.


  • Students can work independently, in groups, or with a partner.

  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature as needed.

  • Print the sample comic for student reference.

Resources: Comic to print or display: 

Suggested Story Starters: