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 in the general education setting while creating a future scenario.

Know Before You Start: This lesson is written as a pull out resource teacher who is targeting a student having trouble asking for help in the general education setting. Adapt this lesson to meet the needs of your individual students.

Hook: 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.

Activity: Have students create a Pixton 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.

Closure: Tell students that today they are expected to raise their hand and ask for help when they need it. 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.

Differentiation:

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

Resources:

  • Comic to print or display: Comic.