Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Haiku Poetry

I try to make my poetry unit fun, by incorporating arts and crafts.  For our haiku poems, I had students pick an animal. Then they brainstormed 10-15 words that described that animal.  I also had them write the number of syllables each word was.  Then they were ready to write their 5-7-5 poem. After they wrote their poem we made these cute 3D tunnel books to go along with the poem.  I printed off pictures from online using the colored printer.  I found the directions here:

I think they turned out great! The kids had fun making them too! Even my non artistic children could do this-- see the cat!

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