5-7-5 Haiku Lesson Plan-1

OBJECTIVE: Prepare students for Haiku Workshop with Regina Baiocchi

PROCEDURE: Teach and review seven (7) concepts with each student

  1. What is a syllable?
  2. What is a haiku?
  3. Explore haiku topics.
  4. Explore 5-7-5 form.
  5. Identify basic verb tenses
  6. What is a contraction?
  7. What is irony?

5-7-5 Haiku Definitions

  1. A syllable is one sound of speech.
    Examples: “Two” has 1 syllable. “Thirteen” has 2 syllables.
  2. A haiku is an unrhymed poem that expresses feelings, uses irony
    Example:  as the big frog leaps – 5
    we try to follow its path –  7
    but she clears her throat  – 5
  3. Haiku topics include nature, seasons but can be about any theme or idea.
    Examples: summer, winter, spring, fall, birds, oceans, city, food, etc.
  4. Explore 5-7-5 form: tell a story using 17 syllables.
    In Examples #2 (above) line 1 has 5 syllables, line 2 has 7 syllables, and line  has 5 syllables. What is the poem about?
  5. Tenses deal with time. past tense: I was going (yesterday, before); present:
    I am going (today, now); future tense: I will be going (tomorrow, later).
  6. Contractions combine two words to create one word. 3 examples are:
    did + not = didn’t; do + not = don’t; will + not = won’t
  7. Irony occurs when words to convey (describe)  opposite meanings, i.e., “beautiful day!” in reference to “nasty” weather; irony may also convey sarcasm, mockery, etc.

Lesson Plan-2

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Lesson Plan-3

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