ERIC Number: ED359555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Middle School Pupils Write Haiku.
Pupils in the middle school can be motivated to enjoy and write haiku poetry. A student teacher taught two lessons to a sixth grade class in haiku writing. First, the student teacher read three haikus aloud to students. After discovering the characteristics of a haiku from two models, the class as a whole wrote a haiku based on slides from their social studies unit on the Middle East. Next, students wrote a haiku in large groups, and then with a peer. Students seemed thoroughly involved in their writing, and interest and frequency of participation were high. Finally, students wrote haikus as a homework challenge--and 22 of 25 students brought their poems to class the next day. Writing haikus can be one means of having learners develop their own ideas and put them into print. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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