About This Lesson Plan

SUBJECT
Health and Safety

GRADE
1-2

DURATION
1 Class Period

COLLECTION
Keep Your Family Safe From Fire

From Campaign 2011: Lesson 3: A Home Fire-Escape Plan

Review with students how to work with their families to best prepare for the event of a fire. 

OBJECTIVE
To practice escape-planning, preparing families, and writing skills.

MATERIALS
Student Worksheet 3

DIRECTIONS
1. Assess student understanding of fire-escape planning. Ask: Why is it important for a grown-up to test smoke alarms once a month? (to make sure they work) How can your family make sure everyone knows what to do if there is a fire? (make a home fire-escape plan) What should you do if the smoke alarms sound in your home? (get outside and stay outside) Where should you go when you leave your home? (family's Outside Meeting Place).

2. Distribute copies of Student Worksheet 3. Instruct student pairs to write a sentence for each picture.

EVALUATE THE LESSON

Answer Key:

An adult is testing the smoke alarm
The family makes a home fire-escape plan
The smoke alarm is sounding
The family is getting out
The family is at the Outside Meeting Place.

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