In our Writing Focus Lessons we have been discussing poetry. We have broken down the various categories, concepts, and elements of poetry as well as reading some. The kiddos knew quite a bit about poetry but haven’t had the chance to study or write any. Poetry is often a topic that either gets thrown into the whole mix of literacy times or its withdrawn from curriculum as the school year winds down.
So the kids seemed pretty intrigued when I introduced this lesson. Currently only a few students have been inspired to write their own poems and I’m excited to see what they have in store for me. In the meantime, here’s a fun and helpful haiku to remind you about haikus:
Haiku three lines here,
Seven syllable tercet
Five syllables shoe