Study this cartoon and think about what you've learned about perseverance. Choose one topic to write about: A. Tell about a time you showed perseverance and how it felt when you finished the difficult task. OR B. Write your explanation of what the cartoon artist was hoping to say through this drawing. Share your writing and read aloud. 1. Tap the add button. 2. Write your ideas as a label. 3. Tap the check when you're done making the label. 4. Tap the mic and read what you wrote. 5. Tap the check to finish the recording. 6. Tap the check to add to your journal.
This graphic came from code.org resources. It works well to use this lesson when doing coding, robotics or other skills that gradually get more difficult. Observe students and when they start to show frustration, have a class discussion around the word perseverance using this cartoon. Then assign the activity for personal reflection and to assess students' understanding. You may change instructions to only include recording audio if your students do not yet have written composition skills. You may also edit the activity to use the vocabulary word "grit" instead of perseverance if that matches better how you encourage your students!