About This Lesson Plan

SUBJECT
Science

GRADE
3-5

DURATION
1 Class Period

COLLECTION
SMOKE ALARMS: A SOUND YOU CAN LIVE WITH
Keep Your Family Safe From Fire

From Campaign 2010: LESSON 3: WRITE A SPARKY POEM

Students will practice writing and vocabulary skills as they construct an acrostic poem about Sparky the Fire Dog ®.

OBJECTIVE
To build writing, vocabulary, and fire-safety skills

MATERIALS
Write a Sparky Poem

DIRECTIONS

1.Tell students that an acrostic poem uses the letters of the topic word to begin each line of the poem. The lines of the poem are related to the topic word. This kind  of poem is also sometimes called a name poem.

2.Tell students that they will write an acrostic poem about fire-safety using the topic word SPARKY. They will use what they learned about smoke alarms and
fire safety to write the poem.

3. Distribute copies of Write a Sparky Poem. Read the directions and sample poem with students. Review the words in the word bank and brainstorm with students additional words to add to the list.

4. Allow students time to complete their poems. Students may also wish to decorate their poems with illustrations. Students can find lots of inspiration about Sparky the Fire Dog® here .

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