Responsibility in School & Classroom

Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: Responsibility

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6

Objective: Explanation

Standards:

SELF-MANAGEMENT:The abilities to manage one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations.

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.

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Hook: Say: Let’s test to see if we know what rules and expectations we have in the classroom and school.
Explain: Students will start seated. When the teacher reads 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.
Say: 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: 

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

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

Differentiation:

  • 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.

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