Subject: Special Education

Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins

Topic: Self-Awareness

Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: This lesson is intended to allow students to practice asking for help while creating a future scenario.

Know Before You Start: This lesson is designed to assist students who may have difficulty asking for help.


  • Ask students, “What do you do in the classroom if you need help?”
  • Make a list of student responses. Explicitly review the expectations that the general education teacher has set in place.
  • Explain that it is important to ask for help when we need it.


  • Have students create a comic that illustrates a time in the classroom when they need help.
  • Students will include themselves raising their hand and asking the teacher for help.
  • Once comics are completed, have students act it out with you, or in small groups.


  • Advise students that raising their hand is a good way to ask for help.
  • Follow up with students later in the day to see if they accomplished their goal.
  • Print out or display comics for students to have as a reference.


  • Create the comic with students individually as needed.
  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
  • Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
  • Work with students to come up with a scenario that is unique to their needs and situation.


  • Comic to print or display: Comic.

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