This unit plan is comprised of 4 detailed lessons. Blossoming Haikus Unit Plan is a writing unit with a Japanese culture theme. With time in the classroom being so tight, this was a great way to integrate social studies with writing. The standards in the lesson plans are Indiana Academic Standards for second grade, but this unit would be appropriate for grades 2-7! Each lesson takes about 30 minutes.
Lesson 1 includes a mini-lesson on Word Choice. The entire unit walks through each step of the writing process. We published our writings by presenting and making a bulletin board displaying our Haikus and cherry blossom tree artwork (see A Haiku for You Bulletin Board)! The inspiration for our Haikus was cherry blossom trees, and I also provided Japan activities and facts to provide them with some background knowledge. Also check out the Haiku Six Traits of Writing Checklist, Haiku Planning Sheet, and Haiku Six Traits of Writing Rubric!
Blossoming Haikus Unit Plan
by Jacqualynn Bogle
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