ERIC Number: ED449526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Can You Haiku? [Lesson Plan].
National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
In this lesson plan, students learn the rules and conventions of haiku, study examples by Japanese masters, and create haiku of their own. Its 4 lessons seek to help students be able to: (1) describe the traditional rules and conventions of haiku; (2) interpret examples of haiku; (3) characterize the image-evoking power of haiku; (4) develop a vocabulary and ideas for writing haiku; and (5) compose a haiku based on a personal experience. Intended for grades 3-5, the plan offers suggestions on preparing to teach this lesson. It also notes subject areas covered (language arts, literature, and Asian literature and history), time required to complete the lesson, skills used and taught in the lesson, and the standards developed by professional associations or governments that are related to the lesson. Activities to extend the lesson and further resources conclude the lesson plan. (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Writing, Elementary Education, Haiku, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literature Appreciation, Poetry, Social Studies, Writing Instruction
Full text at: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lessonplans/can_you_haiku.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
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