6th Grade, Research and Inquiry Activities
2. Click on What is Haiku? and read the page. Click the Back button to go back to the first page when you are done. In your own words, what is Haiku?
3. Then click on How you can compose and appreciate HAIKU. Read examples of Haikus written by famous Haiku masters in Step 1 and Step 2.
4. Look carefully at the Haiku rules listed in Step 3.
5. Look at the examples of Haiku given in Step 4 on the Web site. In the spaces below, fill in some words that remind you of each season:
- Fall: _______________________________________________________________________
- Winter: _____________________________________________________________________
- Spring: _____________________________________________________________________
- Summer: ____________________________________________________________________
6. Read more examples of Haikus in Step 5. Then look back at the words you wrote above. Which word is your favorite? Choose one and use it as the inspiration for your own Haiku.
7. On the lines below, try writing your own Haiku. Make sure you include at least one word from above. When you are done, look back at Step 4 on the Web site to see if you followed all of the rules.
(Line 1: 5 syllables) _____________________________________________________
(Line 2: 7 syllables) _____________________________________________________
(Line 3: 5 syllables) _____________________________________________________
For additional information on haiku, go to http://volweb.utk.edu/school/bedford/harrisms/haiku.htm