Safety Tips: Staying Safe

A health lesson on staying safe. Includes printable teaching reading comprehension lesson worksheets.



• Students will be able to identify potential safety hazards in the home and outdoors.

• Students will be able to describe safety measures and precautions for potential safety hazards.


Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

Lesson Procedure:

Print the reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions. Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.


Lesson Excerpt:

There are many safety tips that can help keep you from getting hurt or getting into trouble. There are safety tips for when you are at home and for when you are outside and around your neighborhood. There are probably rules in your house that adults have made for your safety. Be sure to know your house rules and follow them. For example, maybe you are not allowed to have friends over unless an adult is home. Following rules like this is important for your safety and for your friends' safety as well.

One important thing to know is how to prevent electric shocks and fires. Metal and water conduct electricity and can cause a spark that starts a fire. For this reason, you should never put something made of metal into an electric socket. Also be sure not to use electrical appliances in or near water. An adult should show you how to use an electrical appliance before you try it on your own. There should also be smoke detectors and fire extinguishers in your home in case a fire does start.



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