Students write haiku poems on leaf paper.
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Haiku and Cinquain
As you introduce your scholars to haiku and cinquain poetry, give them plenty of opportunity to practice. This brief instructional activity gives an example of each, then scaffolds the syllable breakdowns for writers to create two poems...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Learning English through Poems and Songs
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.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Selected Haiku by Issa
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...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable