Be a Bike Safe Kid!: A Read4Health Lesson Plan

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Content Area(s):  
Grade Level(s):  
Grade Level Expectations:  
Comprehensive Health and Physical Education › First Grade › Demonstrate health enhancing behaviors to prevent unintentional injury or illness
Reading, Writing, and Communicating › First Grade › A variety of resources leads to locating information and answering questions of interest
Lesson Plan Details
1 week
Essential Question: 

What traffic rules and laws should you follow when riding a bike?

How do you know if your bike helmet fits properly?

What are some tips for riding a bike safely? 

Learning Objectives/Student Outcomes: 

Students will understand: 

  • it is important to demonstrate safety procedures and behaviors when riding a bike.
  • they must develop the ability to comprehend and fluently read various informational and literary texts written at grade level.

Students will know: 

  • traffic sign and traffic laws for bike riders.
  • the relationship between cause and effect.

Students will able to: 

  • demonstrate safety procedures while riding a bike.
  • create a simple piece of writing using words or pictures.
Key Topics: 

Oral Expression and Listening

Prevention and Risk Management


Prior to instruction, the teacher needs to obtain copies of the associated reading materials.

Learning Experiences and Activities: 

In this lesson, the teacher will use the books and associated student and lesson materials previously downloaded to present bike safety information to the students.

Procedures for the student lessons are included in the downloaded materials.

The teacher should present the materials in a manner that the students can complete their packets with accuracy as they will be used for reference at a later time.

The teacher should complete all of the activities in the packets and make sure the students understand the concepts and can demonstrate why they are important to their safety.

The teacher should arrange and facilitate the "bike rodeo" if possible.

The teacher should explain to the students the presentation piece of the lesson (done in small groups) which should include he following:

  • Students should be able to list 5 bike safety rules.
  • Students will describe how to make sure a bike helmet fits and how to get an adult to help with this.
  • Students will draw and describe the three road signs they have learned about and say what each means.
  • Students will describe the proper steps for crossing the street.

Students can use words or pictures to complete the work above and should use the packets they have completed previously as a reference tool.

The students will also be using the words they have located in a word search (key topic words) in original sentences - using proper capitalization and punctuation as appropriate for kindergarten students.



Informal assessment can be done through student participation and questioning during whole group discussion and learning, as well as the ability to accurately complete the handbook and packet with assistance.

Formal assessment will be completion of the larger overall presentation in addition to the accuracy of the material included in it.

Students will be formally assessed on the use of capitalization and end punctuation in sentence work.

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Colorado 21st Century Skills
Critical Thinking and Reasoning: 
C. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions
Information Literacy: 
B. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
D. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems
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