Writing Haiku Poems for High School

Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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Writing haikus is perfect for building confidence in young writers and helping them ease into sharing their work aloud with others. This no-prep, digital and printable Writing Haiku Poems lesson includes everything you need to get students started!

In this activity, you'll use the included presentation to introduce students to the haiku, its form, and review some examples. Then, students will analyze a mentor text created from several haiku stanzas.

Finally, students will write haikus of their very own. This lesson is great for reviewing syllable counting and driving home the importance of concise word choice.

This resource includes:

  • NON-EDITABLE Google Slides presentation
  • Suggested Lesson Plan
  • Haiku Example Handout
    • NON-EDITABLE Printable PDF version
    • EDITABLE Google Doc version
  • Write Your Own Haiku Worksheet
    • NON-EDITABLE Printable PDF version
    • EDITABLE Google Doc version
  • Answer Key for Haiku Example Worksheet

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Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text.
By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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