Responsibility in School and Classroom

Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: Responsibility

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will illustrate a classroom or school expectation in comic book style.

Know Before You Start: Students should be aware of class rules and expectations.


  • Ask your students what rules and expectations they have in the classroom and school.
  • Have students start seated. When you read a rule, have students 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 the classroom.


  • Have students create a comic depicting a class or school rule. Each comic should have the following:
    • Student’s avatar(s) following the rule.
    • Background should represent where the rule should be followed.
    • Dialogue should convey the rule or expectation.


  • Display student comics as a visual reminder of rules and expectations.


  • Allow students to use the text-to-speech feature. 
  • Provide visuals of responsible behavior and/or rules.

  • Print out rules and expectations for students.  

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


  • Comic to print or display: Comic.

  • Suggested Readings: