CCSS Language Standard: Grade 5
3. Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
a. Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
This is a creative writing/poetry tutorial targeted to teach 5th graders, teaching them what a haiku poem is. This tutorial reflects upon the CCSS of Language by encouraging students to combine sentences for the haiku based on the typical haiku pattern of required syllables and...
Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry.
It often centers around nature.
Haiku poems don’t rhyme; they follow a pattern.
Source: Japanese poetry. (2014, November 30). Retrieved December 3, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_poetry
Source: Poetry & Prints: Haiku and You. (n.d.). Retrieved December 4, 2014, from http://arlingtonmuseum.org/past-exhibitions/poetry-prints-haiku-and-you/
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables
The following are typical of haiku:
Source: How to Write a Haiku Poem - Haiku Examples. (n.d.). Retrieved December 3, 2014, from http://www.creative-writing-now.com/how-to-write-a-haiku.html
This video explains what a haiku is and the video also gives a definition of what syllables are.