Recently, I posted How Twitter Helps Writers, but soon I realized that teaching haikus follows the same concept–and the best part…it doesn’t matter where you teach or how limited your resources are!
Haikus teach kids (and adults) a way to re-word their thoughts to express their ideas in a controlled and limited space. Haikus also lead to phonological awareness (fitting quite easily into many grades’ curricula).
If you’re lucky, your students will think it’s fun and write haikus on their own, like this sixth-grader did…
Hi Mrs. Allen,
Your favorite color: RED!