What is a haiku? It is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. These seem simple as they are only three lines, but the kids found it to be tricky!
A haiku has 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 syllables in the last (for a total of 17 syllables).
Generally, a haiku has a seasonal word or phrase. And haikus use sensory images (see, hear, taste, feel, touch) to paint an image in the reader’s mind.
We gave it a go in our homeschool. The first one was by DD:
Roaring like a lion
Crashing its thunderous waves
Whisking leaves downstream.
Lone tadpole hovers
February sun warms the pond
Is it too early?
Stars dot the night sky
Disappear when bats fly by
Silent in their quest
How do your kids do?! (Feel free to send me theirs and I’d be happy to publish it here on the blog!)
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