Connect poetry and prose writing with this fun lesson. To begin, students read and analyze haiku poems. Additionally, they track images, symbols, and motifs in a prose selection such as a novel or short story. They use their examples to then write a haiku that captures a central idea or theme in any short story or novel text. Finally, they use their own haiku to write literary analysis essays as they defend their word choices in the poem. If desired, the essay can be taken through the writing process.
This 15 page product includes the following: explicit lesson plan with identified Common Core ELA Anchor Standards, example haiku poems, graphic organizers, essay prompt, guided peer review handout, student models, and sample key.
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