About This Lesson Plan

SUBJECT
Listening Comprehension, Health and Safety, Fire Safety

GRADE
K-2

DURATION
40 Mins

COLLECTION
Keep Your Family Safe From Fire
Campaign 2008: Prevent Home Fires
Campaign '08: Prevent Home Fires

Stay Fire Smart

From Campaign 2008: Lesson 1: Listen to a Story

In this lesson, invite students to listen to a story about fire-safety.

OBJECTIVE
Goal:  Students will use listening skills to answer questions about fire safety.

MATERIALS

Teacher Story Page (PDF)
Classroom Poster (PDF)
Poster Answer Key (PDF)  

DIRECTIONS

BACKGROUND DISCUSSION:

Tell students that fires need fuel and heat to start. Fuel is anything that can burn (paper, cloth, wood, etc.), and heat includes anything that gets hot and flames (matches, hot stoves, space heaters, fireplaces, candles, etc.). Tell students that fires can be both good (campfires, fireplaces, candles, etc.) and bad (home fires, forest fires, etc.).

USING THE STUDENT PRINTABLE:

Hang the Classroom Poster and gather students around. Read the Teacher Story Page (PDF) . Use the question to aid student comprehension.

USING THE CLASSROOM POSTER:

Draw students' attention to the Classroom Poster (PDF). Together, find:

  • Sparky® and several of Sparky's toys.
  • 11 items on the poster that are safe.
  • 12 items on the poster that are unsafe.

WRAP-UP:

Ask students to summarize what they learned about fire.

LESSON EXTENSION

Students can practice what they've learned, either at home or in computer class, by playing an interactive version of the poster.  Play Hunt for Home Hazards.

 

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