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Creative Writing: Haiku

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 classroom to work in groups to craft a haiku that captures their experience. For independent practice, young poets then craft a haiku of their own.

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Grade
8th
Subjects
English Language Arts
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 days
Instructional Strategies
Collaborative Learning
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