About This Lesson Plan

SUBJECT
Reading, Health and Safety, Safety, Language Arts

GRADE
K-2

DURATION
40 Mins

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

COLLECTION
Fire Prevention Week

Stay Fire Smart

Inside Out!

 This lesson uses the concepts of inside and outside to reinforce fire safety information.

OBJECTIVE
Language Arts Goal: Use reasoning skills to understand the broad concept of opposites and the particular concepts of inside and outside.
Fire-Safety Goal: Practice finding at least two ways out of each room as part of a fire-escape plan.





MATERIALS
Student reproducible 2, classroom poster, pencil, and crayons or colored pencils.

REPRODUCIBLES

  1. Student Reproducible 2: Inside Out (PDF)
  2. Classroom Poster (PDF)

DIRECTIONS
Background Discussion
(Time Required: 10 minutes)

  1. Review the concept of opposites (two words or ideas that are contrary to each other).

  2. Give each student pair a piece of paper with one of the following words: hot, wet, strong, inside, tall, silly, hungry, hard, happy, and full. Ask them to quietly decide what the opposite of their word would be. Have pairs share their answers with the class.

    Using Student Reproducible 2
    (Time Required: 20 minutes)

  3. Explain that students are about to learn why the opposites inside and outside are so important to fire safety.

  4. Explain that during a fire it is very important to get outside and stay outside. Ask: Why should you stay outside during a fire? (Possible answers: Your family and the firefighters will know that you are safe if you are outside at your family meeting place. It is difficult to see through smoke during a fire, so it is important to go outside, away from the smoke.)

  5. Distribute copies of student reproducible 2. Read the directions and instruct students to complete the worksheet.

    Using the Classroom Poster
    (Time Required: 5 minutes)

  6. Pass out copies of the classroom poster. Together, look for things that are inside and things that are outside on the poster.

    Wrap-up
    (Time Required: 5 minutes)

  7. Instruct students to take out their writing journals and write for five minutes on the following topic: Why should you get outside and stay outside during a fire?
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