Writing Haiku Poems for High School

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This is a complete lesson--lesson plan, handouts, and PowerPoint slideshow--for teaching and guiding high school students through writing haiku poems. This is perfect for building confidence in young writers and helping them ease into sharing their work aloud with others.

Included is a mentor text "Lines in a Skull" by Ravi Shankar. You can overview the organization of this poem and look at how each stanza/haiku builds and connects to the previous one, or you can turn it into a separate poem analysis lesson and dig deeper, discussing punctuation, word choice, and creating mood.

If you'd like a better idea of how this lesson is structured, check out my "I Am" Poem for High School FREEBIE. Both lessons share the same structure and look. This is a great follow-up lesson to the "I Am" poem if you're trying to incorporate more poetry in your class.

If you need more poetry, try:

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Total Pages
7 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Spell correctly.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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