“Please,” “Thank You,” and “Excuse Me” Comic Strip
by Hisami Aoki
Help your students practice good manners and neighborly kindness—just like the otters and Mr. Rabbit in Laurie Keller’s picture book Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners—with this fun create-your-own-comic-strip classroom activity about using “Please,” “Thank You,” and “Excuse Me”!
Who knew learning manners could be so much fun?! This free downloadable activity is an excellent way to help your students:
• Demonstrate reading comprehension by re-creating a scene inspired by Do Unto Otters
• Practice neighborly kindness by opening a discussion about manners
• Improve writing skills through creating dialogue
• Flex their creative muscles by drawing and coloring an example of good manners
Download and print the “Please, Thank You, Excuse Me!” comic-strip activity here.
For inspiration, here are some comics created by the third graders in Lauren Valencia’s class at Imagine Charter School in Weston, Florida:
How did your students’ comic strips turn out? Did they find it helpful in practicing their own manners? We’d love to hear from you! Please share on social media using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
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