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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 instructional activity 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....
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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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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...
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Different Types of Poetry

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Provide pupils samples of different types of poems including haikus, narrative, nonsense, shape, and rhyming poems. In groups, class members read the poems, establish their general meaning, identify poetic devices, and rate the poems,...
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Poetry Vocabulary

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Consisting of a thorough and straightforward list of poetry terminology, the first part of this presentation would be a good introduction to a poetry unit, or a review for an upcoming poetry project. The list of terms is quite extensive,...
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Creating a Peace Poem

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders write a poem using words from a list and practice poetic forms. In this lesson on writing a peace poem, 2nd graders brainstorm words or phrases associated with "peace." Students choose a poetic form to express their...
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Lesson 1 - Expressing Ourselves in Writing

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students write Haiku poetry as they learn to express themselves in writing. In this written expression instructional activity, students use the writing process to develop their ideas in poetic form. They write about a picture or object...
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More Syllable Activities

For Students 2nd - 4th
How many syllables are in your name? Get your scholars thinking about syllables all around them using this activity guide. Eight activities give learners multiple ways to practice: count the syllables in a Haiku, write your own, create a...
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For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Writers use descriptive words to write a haiku. Scholars will also answer short answer questions about the origin of the haiku, how it can be used to express ideas, explore word choice, and understand the structure.
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Haiku Riddles

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Jack Prelutsky's If not for the Cat is used as an example of haiku poetry. Students determine if examples read aloud fit the 17 syllable criteria. They brainstorm interesting adjectives to use in their writing, and compose a haiku poem....
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Creative Writing: Children's Building Blocks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Your class can participate in a writing program involving four building blocks. By exploring words, sentences, writing forms, and story organization, they improve their creative writing skills throughout this year-long unit. Early in the...
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Breaking up a Poem

For Teachers 7th
Complete with a SMART board presentation and all necessary materials, this lesson plan guides seventh graders through the process of writing poems and utilizing line breaks. After reading through the presentation and different examples,...
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Haiku with Images

For Teachers 4th
Using their own photographs as inspiration, 4th graders will write haiku poems. If digital cameras are not available in your classroom, have students find images on the Internet or PicLits. Tip: Choose a theme for all of the haikus:...
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Poetry Review

For Teachers 6th - 8th
As a review of poetry and literary terms, this resource would be a great addition in a middle school classroom. There are questions involving sonnets, similies, haikus, and more. An instructor could use this resource as is, or add...
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Creating and Presenting Haiku With Kid Pix

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research the history and characteristics of haiku poetry using books and the Internet. They use Kid Pix to create and present original haiku.
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Haiku In Color

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of Haiku Poetry. They read a variety of samples of text to create the context for practicing the composition of new poetry. The lesson contains questions for the teacher to use.
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Poetry: The Most Compact Form of Literature

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Introducing or need to review literary devices and terms for a study of poetry? Though text heavy, the explanations and examples of key poetic devices will provide learners with the vocabulary they need to discuss and craft poems.
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Forms of Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Beginning a poetry unit and need to review poetry forms? Ten forms are reviewed. For each, the purpose, subject and theme, tone, rhyme, rhythm, lines, and stanzas are described. Alas, no examples of these forms are included.
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Creative Writing: Haiku

For Teachers 8th
Haikus by Basho, Buson, Issa, and Shiki are used as models for a brief lecture on the importance of poetry in Japan's history and the structure of this poetic form. Students then go on a nature walk, record impressions, and return to the...