Responsibility in School & Classroom

Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: Responsibility

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Illustrate a classroom or school expectation, comic book style!

Know Before You Start:

  • Discuss class rules and expectations.

  • Prepare a list of rules you want illustrated.

Hook: See if your students know what rules and expectations you have in the classroom and school.
Have students start seated. When you read a rule, students should guess if the rule is true or false. If it’s true, students pop up. If it’s false, students stay seated. Play as many rounds as necessary.
Explain that it’s important to remind ourselves of our rules and expectations often and a great way to do that is to make visual reminders of them to hang in our classroom.

Activity: Students will create a one-panel comic depicting a class or school rule. Each comic should have the following:

  • Student’s avatar(s) following the rule.
  • Background should align with where the rule should be followed.
  • Students saying the rule or expectation.

Closure: Display student comics in order to create a rule and expectations wall as a visual reminder.


  • Provide visuals of responsible behavior and/or rules.

  • Print out rules/expectations for students. 

  • Allow students to use text-to-speech feature. 

  • Allow students to create multiple panels following different expectations for enrichment.


  • Comic to print or display: Comic.

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