Watch fourth through sixth-graders build connections between nature, thoughts, and the creative use of language with this copy-ready resource entitled "Writing Nature Haiku." Haiku is a three-line form of Japanese poetry following a syllable pattern (often five-seven-five). Students use a six-step process to collect observations and impressions of natural scenes then turn their observations and impressions into traditional haiku. Three graphic organizers reinforce the understanding and use of syllables and the importance of accurate vocabulary selection. “Writing Nature Haiku” consists of detailed teacher instructions including a brief teacher-modeling activity, a three-page handout, final copy sheets and rubrics, and nine high-resolution photographs for classroom use.
Images Included With This Resource:
1) Summer Grasses (for use with teacher introduction activity),
2) Rapids (for use with teacher introduction activity),
4) Spangled Butterfly,
8) Tulips, and
9) Zebra Swallowtail Butterflies.