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158 resources with the concept haikus

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The Ancient Art of Haiku

For Teachers 7th - 8th
A cross-disciplinary lesson that incorporates language arts, social studies, and art into a creative project, this lesson would be a great fit for any middle school humanities classroom. After briefly learning about the history,...
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Spring into Poetry

For Teachers K - 5th
How many different types of poetry are there? Let me count them; list poems, haiku, and makes-me-think poems are only a few. Learners create their own poems accompanied by artistic projects such as haiku poems written on kites.
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Spring Haiku Poetry Podcast

For Teachers 4th
A lesson that incorporates technology with the writing of Haiku poetry awaits your fourth-graders. After being introduced to Haiku poetry, they brainstorm a list of Spring images, words, and things that happen in nature. They write their...
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How to Write a Tanka Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Take your haikus to the next level with tanka poems, another form of Japanese poetry that regulates the length and rhythm of each line by syllables. Young writers read the explanation, examples, and tips for tanka poems before writing...
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How to Write a Haiku

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
A haiku is the focus of an activity that challenges scholars to draft an original poem. Authors discover the origin and components of a haiku, read three example poems, then follow six steps to compose their own. 
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How to Start a Poetry Journal

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Practice makes proficient! Using a journal of their choice, authors organize pages, then begin their writing journey of on-going writing practice in which they compose all poetic forms including diamante, limerick, free verse, and more!
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Literacy and Landscapes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As the saying goes, art often imitates life ... and literature! A series of activities designed to accompany a visit to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art encourage writers to find inspiration in various landscapes. The lesson includes a...
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Poetic Devices

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Have everything you need to know about the elements of poetry with a nine-page handout. Split into four categories—word sounds, meanings, arrangement, and imagery—budding poets may reference terms, read definitions, descriptions, and...
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Spring into Poetry

For Students 3rd Standards
Looking to cover types of poetry and informational text in one lesson? Use a reading comprehension activity that focuses on explanations of rhyming poems, acrostics, quatrains, and haikus, while prompting third graders to answer...
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Learning English through Poems and Songs

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Exposing learners to the power of words in poetry is a stimulating way to learn languages. Songs, haikus, rhyming words, and narrative works are all employed in a resource for teaching English as a Second Language.
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Dance of the Times: African-American Expression of Jazz

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Music enthusiasts discover the birth of jazz and explore a variety of images showcasing African-Americans' expression of the music. Taking part in a grand conversation, pupils discuss the myriad of emotions that come to be from reviewing...
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Poetry is Not a Chryme

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
A poem: Here's a collection to share your love and affection of poetry. Steer your students in the direction of this collection on poetry. Incorporate this collection on poetry in the classroom, or during April to celebrate National...
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Section Two: Why is Biodiversity Important?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Explore soil, genetic traits, natural resources, and pollution in a series of lessons that focus on biodiversity. Kids complete experiments to learn more about the importance of varied genes and organisms in an ecosystem.
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My Antonia: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Willa Cather's novel My Antonia is full of vivid imagery. Encourage your pupils to visualize and translate images from the text into original writing with this guided imagery activity. Learners listen to an excerpt, take a moment to...
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Teach your class a thing or two about figurative language with this straightforward presentation. The presentation defines figurative language as well as various types of figurative language, such as metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia,...
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Haiku: Lesson Plan for Teachers

For Teachers 1st - 9th
After examining winning entries to the Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition, young poets try their hand at this fixed form.
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Short Poems Are Scary!

For Teachers K - 5th
What do all those chairs and pencils do in the classroom once everyone leaves? Allow imaginations to run wild with frighteningly short poems!
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Haiku

For Students 3rd - 7th
The haiku, one of the most popular fixed forms, is the subject of this writing activity, the seventh in a series of ten poetry exercises.
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Exploring Selected Haiku by Issa

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
If your class doesn't know what a haiku is, show them two examples from the Japanese poet Issa (both included here), and have them make some observations. How long are they? What is the structure? A video and a list of questions help...
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Paper Cranes

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Paper folding is a great art form that can be incorporated into cultural, mathematic, and art lessons. This resource includes the full instructions needed to fold a paper crane, as well as a Haiku poetry idea. Tip: This activity would be...
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Computer Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
The writing of Haiku poems is the focus of this language arts lesson. In it, the basic elements of Haiku poetry are presented, and then a step-by-step set of instructions on how to create a Haiku poem along with an illustration is...
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Poems: What They Look and Sound Like

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Explore the poetry genre through this two-part literature analysis. Learners focus on four forms of poetry: haiku, acrostic, rhyme, and shape. They learn defining features, make text-to-self connections, and find similar characteristics...
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Whittling Out Haiku

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Inspired by magazine photos, your young writers hone word choices to create a meaningful haiku. Charged with brainstorming 100 words associated with a photo of their choosing, they whittle their list to the top 10%, make three sentences...
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Haiku and Cinquain

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
As you introduce your scholars to haiku and cinquain poetry, give them plenty of opportunity to practice. This brief worksheet gives an example of each, then scaffolds the syllable breakdowns for writers to create two poems of their own...