Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)

Lesson Length: 20 - 30 mins

Topic: Routines

Grade Level: 4, 5

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will organize panels in the sample comic in the order of their own morning routines.

Know Before You Start: Students should understand the meaning of routines and why they are important.


  • Discuss the importance of routines.
    • How many of you have a morning routine?
    • How do those routines make us successful?


  • Display the sample comic. 
  • Have students reorder the comic panels to match their own morning routine.
  • Have students create a comic showing themselves completing a personal routine. 


  • Ask the students to share their personal routine comics in small groups or with a partner. Have them compare their routines: 
    • Is any routine better? Why or why not? 
    • How do routines help us with being successful in school? 
    • What if you changed a routine you already have, would that make you feel a certain way? Would it be better?
    • What are some different routines we’d like to add to our day to help us be more successful?


  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
  • Print and cut the sample comic into individual panels, and have students sort the panels based on their routine.

  • Provide sentence frames for discussion questions.

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


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