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:
- Cinquain Poems for High School
- Black Out and Found Poetry Activity.
- Self Poem Mentor Text Study
- Kwame Alexander Mentor Text
- Author Study Writing Project
- Figurative Language Students Handout
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