The Fire Lesson

The Fire Lesson 

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Objective: students demonstrate sensory (touch, taste, smell, sight, sound) recall in a drama.  Students identify similarities among art forms.

Students become fire, fight fire, and practice fire prevention all through the safety of drama. This lesson introduces students to sensory (touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound) recall and personification (part of the third grade objectives). The lesson culminates in an enacted story about fire combining fire fighters, fire, and people escaping fire as characters. Students also continue their study of the different styles of narrator voice from the previous lesson (The Three Sillies). We broke this lesson into two parts (over 2 days) to cover all the objectives (both parts included in one PDF document). This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the Third Grade Curriculum.

Third Grade Drama Journal: The Fire

To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. For each lesson in the curriculum, we have created a corresponding journal page for your students. A drama journal allows participants to reflect on their learning and artistic growth (metacognition). It also allows you, the teacher, to see how students are using the drama vocabulary, thinking about big ideas, and perceiving their own strengths and weaknesses. If you use the journal for assessment and would like more assessment tools, visit our Third Grade Curriculum

Grade Level


  • Collaboration
  • Concentration
  • Cooperation
  • Emotions
  • Imagination
  • Listening
  • Narrator
  • Personification
  • Senses
  • Sensory Recall
  • The Five Senses


  • Chicago
  • Fire Prevention
  • Folk Tales
  • Heroes & Victims
  • History Adaptation
  • Point of View
  • The 5 Senses


  • Open