About This Lesson Plan

SUBJECT
Reading, Health and Safety, Language Arts

GRADE
K-2

DURATION
30 Mins

UNIT PLAN
From Campaign 2009, Practice Fire Safety All Year Long

Stay Fire Smart

Stay Safe in the Kitchen

 Addresses National Standards in Reading, Writing, and Health

OBJECTIVE

  1. Students will use reading skills and strategies to identify the elements of a story.

  2. Students will learn how to stay safe from fire in the kitchen.

MATERIALS

Stay Safe in the Kitchen Student Reproducible 1 (PDF); Pencil;
What I Learned About Fire Safety Student Reproducible 4 (PDF)

REPRODUCIBLES

  1. Stay Safe in the Kitchen (PDF)
  2. What I learned About Fire Safety (PDF)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Introduce Sparky the Fire Dog, a friend of children and firefighters. Explain that Sparky likes to teach children about fire safety. Distribute Stay Safe in the Kitchen (PDF).

  2. Read the story aloud or, if students are able, have them read it on their own. Then have them answer the reading-comprehension questions. Discuss what makes Sparky happy. Have students name one of Sparky's safety jobs in the kitchen. Ask students what they can learn from Sparky.

Wrap Up:

Distribute What I Learned About Fire Safety (PDF).
Have students finish the letter to a firefighter by writing something they have learned about cooking safety. Send the letters to a local fire station and arrange for one of the firefighters to visit your classroom and discuss fire safety. Or schedule a class trip to a fire station so students can learn about fire safety firsthand!

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