Haiku at the Zoo
Common Core Aligned
A fun and engaging writing activity to use as a stand-alone, to include in your poetry unit, or to include in an integrated ELA and Science unit!
Students review haiku formatting, read five original haiku poems about zoo animals, then write their own haiku about their favorite zoo animal. Perfect to integrate after a field trip to the zoo, mini-research projects, or a virtual field trip!
This 66-page product includes:
-Resources for a virtual field trip to the zoo
-Explanation of haiku formatting
-5 original haiku poems about zoo animals to use as exemplars
-Task sheet with writing prompt, instructions, proofreading and editing prompts, and space for a first draft
-55 Student Worksheets containing 55 different zoo animals
-1 Worksheet that prompts students to draw their animals (if you prefer)
-1 Worksheet with a blank box for the teacher to personalize or for students to glue pictures or photos of their animals (if you prefer)
-Task sheet with specific instructions and prompts
-Student choice, allowing students to choose the animal that most interests them
-Students are given the option to draw or illustrate the animal about which they are writing
-Grading Rubric can double as a task checklist for students
-Each animal is labeled, removing the guesswork for unfamiliar animals and helping students learn to spell unfamiliar words
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