Eighth graders, in pairs, discuss what they already know about Haiku poetry. They try to remember the rules, history, and focus of traditional Japanese Haiku. they read more examples of Haiku and then write and illustrate their own Haiku poems.
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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,...
7th - 10th 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
Teach21 Lesson: One With Nature, Lesson 6/16
Explore the unpredictable side of nature in this lesson, which compares and contrasts students' experiences with floods with those in Come a Tide by George Ella Lyon. Students use the information from the story and from the discussion to...
6th - 8th English Language Arts