New! Lesson 1: Fire-Safety Sequence
Grades 3-5 students will learn to have two ways out of every room and to go to an outside meeting place by reading and writing sequential stories.
- ELA OBJECTIVES:
Students will read a story and write the sequence of events. They will create their own stories with a clear sequence.
- FIRE-SAFETY OBJECTIVES:
Have two ways out of every room in your home; have an escape plan; go to your outside meeting place.
Alice in Wonderland book (optional), Worksheet 1, pencils, crayons, markers, colored pencils
1. Introduce Alice in Wonderland by having students read an adaptation of the book for their reading level (optional). Hang the classroom poster in an easy-to-see location. Invite small groups of 3-4 students to come up to the poster and read it. Have students work together in these peer groups to write out the sequence of events in the story. Have them also write out the fire-safety tips they learned from the poster (have two ways out, practice your escape plan, meet at the outside meeting place).
2. Distribute copies of Worksheet 1. Tell students they will be creating their own fire-safety comic strips. Share with students some tips for creating a good comic: Each panel should stand for one scene. In the spaces between panels (called gutters), time passes. They should use each panel to move the story along. Tell students their comic should have a clear sequence of events. Allow time for students to complete their comics.
3. Have students cut out each of the panels in their comic strip. Have them trade the panels with a partner. Partners should try and put the comics back together in the correct order.