Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Haikus

Hello,
                My name is Wintermute and this is Dumbr. Today we are going to talk about a useful way to get your students writing more creatively using a specific poem called Haiku.

               A Haiku is a poem that has only three lines, each line has a set number of syllables. The first line has 5, the second has 7, and the third has 5 again.

                You could hand the students paper and tell them to start writing, but needless to say writing isn’t always easy, even for adults. So to better help stimulate their creative juices provide them with the material. My suggestion is fruit. Bring in some fruit, cut it up, and let them eat it, then have them write a Haiku about how it made them feel.

The apple is sweet
I can eat apples at home
I like eating Fruit.

                Poems are expressions of one self, so remember there are no wrong answers. Be sure to encourage your students a lot to at least try. Afterwards have them present their poems to the rest of the class. You could also use a video or a song in place of fruit.

                Best of luck, and feel free to post any Haikus of your own in the comments. I will be flying out in about two hours to head back to Korea to start teaching once again. I will not be able to post Thursday morning, but if I am lucky maybe I can get a post in there somewhere. 

Your Teacher,
Wintermute

29 comments:

  1. I've always been confused my haikus. Never been able to write them, or understand them lol.

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  2. Excellent blog! Enjoyed reading it, keep them posts coming =)

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  3. not exactly a deep poetic example for haikus but i do love poetry, post on!

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  4. So, you like eating fruit? Cool haiku. lol

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  5. I like to travel
    to faraway places too
    can i come with you? :)

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  6. This is pretty neat
    Good education method
    I wish I had this!

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  7. Ah, I love this one! Going to continue where Ed left off.

    Haikus are easy
    But sometimes they don't make sense
    refridgerator

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  8. haikus are fun because they're short and don't take long to create. To be honest i dont think Im creative enough to create any other type of poem.

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  9. oh man, i bet it's exciting going back to korea

    maybe

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  10. Class Note Comics hi
    Koo is awesome but it bends
    the rules of haikus

    Art!

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  11. lmao @ flodstrom hahah

    I wanna do it, but I suck!

    *raises hand* Teacher teacher, I need help! xD

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  12. leaving a comment
    I need to stop this nonsense
    I should be studying

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  13. I've never been good nor grasped the beauty of haikus.

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  14. Everyone thinks they can haiku...

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  15. Everyone can haiku. Not everyone can do it well:P

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  16. I always enjoyed writing these in elementary school.

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  17. Haikus are easy
    But sometimes they don't make sense
    Refrigerator

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  18. lol'ed at the last comment

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  19. I like this comments
    I try to join but its hard
    Oh I fail so bad

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  20. hope you had a safe trip, oppa!

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  21. Great, simple form of poetry.

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  22. I still have my first written Haiku from 5th grade, but I can't seem to find it =/

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  23. THIS BLOG IS SO FREAKING COOL.

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