This interesting and engaging lesson enables students to understand the key structural, language and content features of Haiku poems, and to utilise these features accurately and imaginatively in their own Haikus.
Students follow a clear and logical learning journey, in which they:
-Define and identify the key structural and language features of Haikus;
-Understand the origins and purposes of this form of poetry;
-Read Haikus, answering questions about the content and use of language and structure;
-Compare and contrast Haikus, evaluating their effectiveness;
-Plan and create their own Haikus, using a guiding helpsheet and the knowledge/skills that they have accrued over the lesson;
-Peer/self-assess their learning attempts.
Resources are eye-catching and purposeful, including:
-Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint;
-An interesting, imaginative, and well-presented worksheet (in Word and PDF);
- A useful Haiku helpsheet (also in Word and PDF);
-Step-by-step lesson plan.
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