Haiku: Lesson Plan for Teachers

This Haiku: Lesson Plan for Teachers activities & project also includes:

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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Instructional Ideas

  • After modeling how to write a haiku, as guided practice select a topic, have class members brainstorm images, and then ask individuals to use these ideas to craft a haiku
  • Have kids illustrate their poems and either post their work creating a haiku gallery or collect the poems into a class book
  • Submit entries to the Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition
Pros

  • The added value in this resource is the attached list of award-winning haiku written by young poets
Cons

  • Reluctant writers may need additional scaffolding