Haiku is an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively. A poem in this form usually has a seasonal reference.
This seasonal reference is Halloween! Teach your students in easy steps how to write traditional Japanese poetry. After all, it is through these simplistic literary devices that true poets are formed!
You will be doing a great service by acclimating students to various literary devices. State testing usually incorporates poetry and expects students to derive meanings from such. By teaching students a different poetry form each month; you'll be laying a solid reading comprehension timeline in doing so.
This mini-workshop includes step-by-step guide to writing delightful haikus. Students are given examples and practice writing five and seven line poetry. The finished product is produced on a 11" x 8" paper decorated with Halloween fun to be displayed in the classroom.
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