Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: Writing Opinions

Grade Level: 3, 4

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Play a game of Would You Rather with your students to make writing opinion texts even more fun than it already is with Pixton!

Know Before You Start: Brainstorm some "Would You Rather?" scenarios to discuss with the class. 

Hook:

  • Read and discuss the "Would You Rather?" comic as a class. Have students share and support their opinions.

  • Have students brainstorm several more "Would You Rather?" questions to discuss with the class.

Activity:

  • Have students create a three-panel "Would You Rather?" comic of their own.

  • Panel 1: Present the "Would You Rather?" first option.

  • Panel 2: Present the "Would You Rather?" second option.

  • Panel 3: Present their answer and explain their reasoning.

Closure: Share and discuss student comics. Discuss the reasons behind their opinions. 

Differentiation:

  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature as needed.

  • Provide sentence stems. For example, I would rather ___ because ___. 

  • Allow students to work with a partner.

Resources:

  • Example comic to print or display: Comic 1.

Suggested Story Starters: