Haiku Closer

Haiku Closer

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After studying a topic, like the cultural foundations of family, work with students to compose a haiku on the board. Give the rules of haiku: a poem of seventeen syllables and three lines (five syllables-seven-five), and a single vivid image.


Work together to create a haiku on the board or show an example:


Tangled together

In the bed early morning

My young family


Students can then work together or individually creating their own haikus. This is valuable because it gets students to connect an image to the topic as well as focus on number of syllables and form.