This download includes:
~ A spring, summer, fall and winter themed Haiku example posters
~ A Haiku definition poster with example poem
~ 2 versions of a Haiku syllable seeker exploration worksheet and key
~ 2 versions of a Haiku poem rough draft worksheet with syllable counter and key
~ 2 versions of a spring, summer, fall, winter themed final publishing paper.
This document can be used in many different settings. Students could work on their descriptive words, poetry writing, syllabic recognition or for a fun creative way to express themselves. These can be done all at once and create a seasonal Haiku book for each child or when each season arrives have students create their poems and display them around the room.
I designed two versions of all the student worksheets. One asks the students to write three Haiku poems. When I did this lesson with fourth graders coming up with just one poem was pretty easy for them so I extended it to three poems. They could chose to write about the same thing in all three poems or create three different poems. The other version asks the students to make only one Haiku poem. This could be used in younger grades or as a quicker lesson for older children.
Print and laminate the seasonal example poems posters and the Haiku definition poster and display around the room. Then have students complete the Haiku Poem: Syllable Seekers worksheet. This worksheet gives students three different examples of Haiku poems to examine. Students use the three examples to gather information about the structure and characteristics of Haiku poems. This allows students to explore different poems and gather their own information in order to take ownership of their learning. This worksheet can be at a literacy center, in small groups, partners, individually or with the whole class.
After students have an understanding about the structure and characteristics of Haiku poems they can then start to form their own Haiku poems. Like I said before, I have included two versions of the rough draft worksheet to give you more options for your students and teaching preferences. Students are asked to write their poems and then clap out the number of syllables and write down the syllable count for each line in order to self-check their poems.
When students have completed the two worksheets, I have included 2 versions of the final publishing paper. One version that has spaces for three Haiku poems and one version that has space for one Haiku poem. These can then be published in a class book, a student’s personal poem book or hung up and displayed around the room.
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