1. Haiku Daisies

Haiku Daisies

Use Daisy-shaped Post-it® Notes to introduce the written art of haiku.


  • Subject:

    Language Arts or Haiku Poetry

  • Topics:

    grades 6th–8th, language arts, haiku, poetry

  • Materials:

    Daisy-shaped Post-it® Super Sticky Notes

  • Grade Level:

    6th - 8th Grade, middle school

  • Estimated Time:

    10 - 20 minutes

  • Author:

    Scholastic New York, NY

  • Haiku Blossoms Supplies

     

  • 1

    Create a "cherry blossom tree branch" on a classroom wall using brown paper, scissors and wall-safe tape.

    Create a "cherry blossom tree branch"

  • 2

    Give each student a daisy-shaped Post-it® Note on which to compose a springtime-themed haiku. The haiku is a Japanese poetry form that consists of 17 total syllables divided into five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the last line.

    Give each student a Blossom-Shaped Post-it® Note on which to compose a springtime-themed haiku

  • 3

    As students complete their poems, invite them to add their "blossom" to the classroom branch.

    As students complete their poems, invite them to add their blossom to the classroom branch

  • 4

    When the branch is covered in blossoms, host a reading to share the beautiful poetry the class created.

    When the branch is covered in blossoms, host a reading to share the beautiful poetry the class created

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