Haikus are a great way to cover another culture, creative writing, poetry, the writing process, and the Six Traits! This planning sheet allows the students to work on Word Choice by first brainstorming colorful words for their Haikus, and then they can write three drafts below. There are cherry blossoms on the worksheet because we discussed Japan and its cherry blossom trees, so that was the inspiration for our Haikus (see Blossoming Haikus Unit Plan). After completing Haikus, the students made cherry blossom tree artwork to accompany their writings. This activity can be extended to make a fantastic bulletin board (see A Haiku for You Bulletin Board)!
Haiku Planning Sheet
by Jacqualynn Bogle
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