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Seasonal Haiku: Writing Poems to Celebrate Any Season

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Seasonal Haiku: Writing Poems to Celebrate Any Season

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Renee Goularte

Renee Goularte

Magalia, California

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Lesson Plans

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Animate that Haiku!

Following the traditional form of the haiku, students publish their own haikus using Animoto, an online web tool that creates slideshows that blend text and music.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   K – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 21

It's Winter in the Northern Hemisphere!

Students brainstorm words or images that they associate with winter, select and read a picture book about winter, and compare the two using the interactive Venn Diagram.

 

Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 21

Celebrate the first day of summer with summer reading.

Families are invited to a June literacy fair to end the school year and get students on the right track for the summer.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   2 – 6  |  Printout  |  Writing Starter

Haiku Starter

This graphic organizer provides students the opportunity to brainstorm words about a given topic, count and record the syllables, and draft a haiku.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Expanding Vision: Teaching Haiku

Despite common misconceptions about haiku, there is a lively and vibrant haiku community throughout the United States and many other countries. Read this article for further discussion on the use of haiku in your own classroom.

 

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