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Poetry is Not a Chryme

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
A poem: Here's a collection to share your love and affection of poetry. Steer your students in the direction of this collection on poetry. Incorporate this collection on poetry in the classroom, or during April to celebrate National...
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Poetry Power Printables

For Students 3rd - 7th
A collection of lessons calls kids to craft clever creations. Each of the 10 resources focuses on a single poetry form and includes an explanation of the form, rules to use when writing the form, and examples. Poems and poetry planning...
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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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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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Haiku: Lesson Plan for Teachers

For Teachers 1st - 9th
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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Haiku

For Students 3rd - 7th
The haiku, one of the most popular fixed forms, is the subject of this writing activity, the seventh in a series of ten poetry exercises.
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Haiku

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 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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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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How to Write a Haiku

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
A haiku is the focus of an activity that challenges scholars to draft an original poem. Authors discover the origin and components of a haiku, read three example poems, then follow six steps to compose their own. 
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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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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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The World of Haiku

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers complete a study of Japanese culture through haiku. They read and interpret haiku poetry and write haiku of their own.
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Can You Haiku?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Everyone loves haikus! They're short, quick, and fun to write! Analyze the rules and conventions of haiku. Readers interpret examples of haiku and develop a vocabulary for writing haiku. Then they compose a haiku based on a personal...
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Write Your Own Haiku

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Use this resource as a quick and easy way to discuss the characteristics of haikus. Learners identify the number of syllables required for each line, and talk about the subject matter. The one thing missing from this presentation is an...
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Haiku In Color

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students engage in a lesson plan 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 plan contains questions for the...
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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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What is a Haiku? How Do You Write a Haiku?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Haiku poetry is explored in this language arts lesson. Yong readers identify the characteristics of haiku and read several examples. Students make connections between their study of Japan and the poetic form of haiku, and they write...
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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...
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Haiku and You

For Teachers 4th
Poetry is a beautiful and creative way to express elements found in the natural world. Students read examples and then learn about the elements that make a Haiku poem. They use the computer to brainstorm and write a Haiku which will be...
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Haiku: The Power of Nature and Emotion

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Introduce your students to the famous Japanese Haiku with these great ideas for the classroom.
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Haiku Poetry

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore Haiku poetry and the characteristics of this special form of poetry.  In this poetry lesson, students review syllables and discuss how many syllables are in each line of a Haiku.  As a review, students complete a Haiku...
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You do! We do! We all Scream for Haiku!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Haikus offer a way to explore new ideas for teaching poetry, science, and math.
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Haiku

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create a haiku. They use a digial camera and file management techniques to save work. They also use a photo editor to manipulate the pictures. Finally, they create a PowerPoint presentation of their Haiku.

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