Having completed weeks 1 and 2 of foundations and
explorations of haiku, students are now
ready to write their own haiku.
This is the third stage student preparation through
for their PowerPoint Presentation. Students
are to write five
traditional haiku based on one nature theme
as well as five alternative haiku
based on another theme.
*The storyboard form is ready to print and
copy for student use.
Students are to consider the following:
|Haiku are usually based on nature. However,
students are going to be asked to develop their own theme for their haiku
ie. sports, art, music, friendship, family, etc.
|Students must demonstrate an understanding of dominant
impression by having each one of their haiku with a different feeling or
mood but still on the same theme.
ie. excited, loss, victory - sports
|Students will utilize various types of prewriting strategies to create
their haiku. This includes: five senses
chart, webbing, brainstorming, lists, outlines, etc.
|Students will develop skills on proper use of a thesaurus, making sure
that they use the correct word within context and be able to identify the
For more ideas on how to get students thinking about descriptive writing,
students can refer to a list of descriptive word
prompters developed by Brenda Jackson, Global Learning.