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Haiku Poem Interactive
|Grades||3 – 12|
|Interactive Type||Writing Poetry|
|ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE|
With this interactive, students can learn about and write haiku, a popular Japanese poem that traditionally has three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Students begin by brainstorming words for their poem, and then they compose their poem with attention to how many syllables they’ve written for each line. The final step allows students to customize the design of their poem with one of the provided artistic backgrounds or by uploading their own image.
Saving capability allows students to return to their work and make revisions. Final work can be shared via e-mail, as a PDF, or printed out.
Lessons That Use This Interactive
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
After listening to haiku poetry, students use seasonal descriptive words to write their own haiku, following the traditional format. They then publish their poems by mounting them on illustrated backgrounds.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Unit
This unit introduces students to a variety of poetic forms and elements, as they compile their own collections of poetry.
Grades 4 – 6 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Using a mobile app or Interactive activity, students write haikus describing various types of clouds that they have studied.
Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 1
Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.
Grades 3 – 6 | Calendar Activity |  April 21
Students select a poem and create a Stapleless Book using the interactive tool.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 21
Students read and respond to Billy Collins' poem "Introduction to Poetry." Students then write about a favorite poem and imagine the perfect way to read it.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  October 3
Students investigate the website of a past Poet Laureate's project and use it as a model to celebrate poetry that appeals most to them.