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HSLP Reading Materials

Reading Materials: Three topics Four reading levels!

The reading materials present three key safety concepts in four formats suitable for a broad range of adult learners.

Reader Topics

  • Smoke detectors save lives.

  • Escape plans help families get out of fires alive.

  • You can take steps to prepare for a disaster.

 

Level 1: Pictograms

The pictograms feature detailed illustrations paired with a small amount of descriptive text. The text is intended to guide instructors as they talk students through the topics presented in the pictograms. The pictograms are ideal for adults with little to no English reading skills. The illustrations provide a supportive framework that enables students with limited literacy to discuss key safety messages in context without being intimidated by the volume of words.

   Smoke Alarm Pictogram

English

Spanish

   Escape Plan Pictogram

English

Spanish

   Disaster Plan Pictogram

English

Spanish


 

Levels 2 & 3: A and B Readers

The kit includes three context-based stories that feature adults in authentic situations related to fire safety and disaster preparedness.  Each story is presented in two levels: A reader and B reader.  Both readers emphasize comprehension skills and address other literacy skills including vocabulary, grammar, and fluency.

B readers tell a story through a series of illustrations that are each accompanied by a few lines of text.  These materials are ideal for beginning readers. A readers include the same illustrations and story concepts as the B readers, with added text for more advanced students. In multi-level classes, teachers and tutors can provide both readers so that all students can participate in the lesson together.


B Readers 

   Get Out Alive!

English

Spanish

   Rashan's Escape Plan

English

Spanish

   Are We Ready?

English

Spanish

 

A Readers

Get Out Alive! English Spanish
Rashan's Escape Plan English Spanish
Are We Ready?

English

Spanish



 

Level 4: Newspapers

These four-page newspapers inserts are filled with informational articles suitable for adults at reading levels 3-6 and ESL high-beginning and low-intermediate levels. These papers were produced by News for You, a publication of New Reader's Press, a division of ProLiteracy.

The Protect Yourself from Fire issue covers:

  • Dangers of smoke and heat from fires
  • Installation and maintenance of smoke alarms
  • Escape planning
  • Fire prevention through safe household activities (e.g., cooking, home heating)

The Be Ready for Disaster issue covers:

  • Talking about the dangers of disaster with family
  • Creating a family disaster plan
  • Preparing supplies for an emergency
  • Following through with a disaster plan