About This Lesson Plan

SUBJECT
Fire Safety

GRADE
3-5

DURATION
2 Class Periods

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

From Campaign 2008: Lesson 1: Write a Persuasive Speech

Students will write a speech for Sparky the Fire Dog that persuades the whole country to pay attention to fire safety.  Share your students' speeches with us for a chance to be featured on this site.  Click here for details.

OBJECTIVE
Goal: Students will write a fire-safety speech.

MATERIALS

Student Printable 1 (PDF)
Student Printable 2 (PDF) 

DIRECTIONS

BACKGROUND DISCUSSION:

Ask: Why do you think that home fires occur? (Most home fires are preventable. Candles, hot stoves, electrical problems, and other hazards can cause fires.) Explain that conducting a home inspection can help locate fire hazards and prevent home fires.

USING THE STUDENT PRINTABLES:

Distribute copies of Student Printable 1 (PDF). Ask students to read the article aloud or silently, then answer the comprehension questions together.

Explain that Sparky the Fire Dog® wants to persuade the new president to make fire safety an important part of the new administration.

Distribute copies of Student Printable 2 (PDF). Ask students to write Sparky's speech using the prompts on the reproducible.

WRAP-UP:

Have each student read his or her speech aloud. Then hold an election to decide which speech was the most persuasive. Students can't vote for their own speech.

 

SHARE YOUR STUDENTS' SPEECHES WITH US! Download the offical entry form. Speeches could be featured on our site. More information .

 

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