Teaching Haiku Poetry

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Teaching Haiku Poetry


2nd Grade  ...   3rd Grade   ...  4th Grade  ...  5th Grade

6th Grade  ...  7th Grade  ...  8th Grade  ...   9th Grade

10th Grade  ...  11th Grade  ...  12th Grade

General - Children  ...  General - Adult  ...  College

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2nd Grade

 


Word Dance
:  Haiku Writing Worksheet.  For teachers working with children, grades 2-6.


Introduction to International Haiku


Concise Introduction to Haiku
:  A concise introduction of haiku may be observed by looking at the Ants and Poets example.


Freestyle Haiku
:  Exploring freestyle haiku poetry.


On Making Haiku

 

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3rd Grade



Autumn Haiku Lesson Plan  


Grass Sandals, The Travels of Basho.
   By Dawnine Spivak.  Illustrated by Demi.  New York, Atheneum Books
for Young Readers, 1998.   36 pages.


Journey to Japan Through Poetry.   A detailed lesson plan by Patrice M. Flynn. 


Poetry Teachers  
Fun activities, poems, ideas, lesson plans.

 

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4rd Grade

 


Word Dance
:  Haiku Writing Worksheet.  For teachers working with children, grades 2-6.


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5th Grade



Haiku Lesson Plan: Primary
    From:  In the Moonlight a Worm. 


Haiku Poetry Lesson Plan.   
By Rebecca Gallagher.   Butte County, California.    17K.


Haiku Writing and Editing Project.   Prepared by Randy Brooks.


In the Moonlight a Worm


Introduction to International Haiku   
35K


Johnson County Kids Haiku Poems.


Poetry Lesson Plans
for Elementary School Teachers.  Pro-Teacher.


"The Nature of Haiku."   By Peter Rillero, JoAnn V. Vleland, and Karen A. Conzelman.  Science and Children, November/December 1999, pp. 16-20.


Poetry Teachers  
Fun activities, poems, ideas, lesson plans.


Stone Bench in an Empty Park.
   Edited by by Paul B. Janeczko, and illustrated by Henri Silberman.  Orchard Books, 2000.   40 pages.   For children, ages 9 -12. 


Word Dance
:  Haiku Writing Worksheet.  For teachers working with children, grades 2-6.

 

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6th Grade

 

 

Cool Melons - Turn to Frogs: The Life and Poems of Issa.  Edited by Matthew Gollub, illustrated
by Kazuko G. Stone and Keiko Smith.  Lee and Low Books, 1998.   40 pages.   A children's book.  


Haiku Poetry:  Links, References, and Resources
.    Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo.  200K+

Poetry - Japan - Exploring Haiku.  A 2Learn 'NetSplore™ Activity Page.


Sample Poetry Study Unit Outline Haiku: From Sound to Meaning.
   Outline of a 2-3 week unit of study.  

 

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7th Grade

 

Bringing Haiku Back to Life.   A three week unit involving Internet research, writing haiku, cultural studies, and creating a PowerPoint presentation.  Good links page. 


Concrete Poetry
:   Links, Bibliography and Some Poems.   100K.    By Michael P. Garofalo.


Haiku, Chaiku, God Bless You: Teaching Japanese Poetry Writing.
    By Glori Chaika.  


Lyrical Lessons
.    Harris Middle School, Shelbyville, Tennessee.


Quotes about Poetry    Short quotations about the nature of poetry.


Sample Poetry Study Unit Outline Haiku: From Sound to Meaning.
   Outline of a 2-3 week unit of study.  


Stone Bench in an Empty Park.
   Edited by by Paul B. Janeczko, and illustrated by Henri Silberman. 
Orchard Books, 2000.   40 pages.  For children, ages 9 -12. 


Teaching Poetry in New Formats: To Intermediate Grade Students.   By Maria DiPalma Laudano.

 

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8th Grade

 


In the Middle: Writing, Reading, and Learning with Adolescents. By N. Atwell.  Portsmouth,
NH: Heinemann, 1987.


Mrs. Smith's Poetry Page     Lot's of good ideas and links for teaching poetry. 

Sample Poetry Study Unit Outline Haiku: From Sound to Meaning.   Outline of a 2-3 week
unit of study.  


Spirit of Gardening

 

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9th Grade


African-American Poetry Unit    By Mark Miazga.


Haiku Lesson Plan - Secondary   
From: In the Moonlight a Worm.


One Exercise
.    By Timothy Russell.


Sample Poetry Study Unit Outline Haiku: From Sound to Meaning.
   Outline of a 2-3 week 
unit of study.  

 

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10th Grade

 

General Works   


In the Moonlight a Worm

 

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11th Grade

 

 

Creative Writing For Teens.   By Diane Dobbs.


General Works


The Haiku Handbook:  How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku.
   By William J. Higginson with
Penny Harter.  Tokyo, Kodansha International, 1985.   Glossary, index, resources,
season words, 331 pages.   A highly praised, and rightly so, guide to Haiku. 


Haiku Poetry:  Links, References, and Resources
.    Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo.  200K+


Self-Study Lessons.
   From:  In the Moonlight a Worm.


Show Don't Tell: Literal Images.
   From: In the Moonlight a Worm. 

 

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12th Grade

 

Concrete Poetry:   Links, Bibliography and Some Poems.   100K.   By Michael P. Garofalo.


General Works


The Japanese Haiku Masters
.   Links, References, Resources.


Self-Study Lessons.
   From:  In the Moonlight a Worm.

 

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Bibliographies - Haiku


Black Swan/White Crow
.  By Lewis J. Partrick.    Atheneum, 1995


The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An Anthology.
  Dover Publications, Dover Thirft Edition, 1996.


Cool Melons - Turn to Frogs: The Life and Poems of Issa.  Edited by Matthew Gollub,
illustrated by Kazuko G. Stone and Keiko Smith.  Lee and Low Books, 1998.   40 pages.   


Cricket Never Does: A Collection of Haiku and Tanka
.    By Myra Cohn Livingston. 
Illustrated by Kees De Kiefte.  Margaret McElderry, 1997.  School and Library Binding.


Concrete Poetry: Links, Bibliography and Some Poems
     By Michael P. Garofalo.   100K+  

 

Concrete Poetry:  Links, Bibliography and Some Poems.     By Michael P. Garofalo

 

 

 

 

 


Finding Patterns in Haiku Lesson Plan


General Works


The Haiku Gallery  
Haiku for children.   A web ring jumpsite.


The Haiku Handbook: How to Write, Share and Teach Haiku
.    By William J. Higginson and
Penny Harter.  Tokyo, Kodansha International, 1985.  Glossary, credits, resources, index; 332 pages.  
Teaching haiku in schools is covered in Chapters 11 and 12, pp. 151-180.


Haiku: One Breath Poetry    Naomi Beth Wakan.   Canada, Pacific Edge Publishing, 2000.  
ISBN 0-89346-846-0.   Purchase


Haiku Resources for Teachers.
   New York, N.Y., Haiku Society of America, 2000. 
Second Edition.  A packet of materials designed for those teaching haiku to students of
all ages (elementary school to adult). 


Haiku: The Mood of Earth; My Own Rhythm.   By Ann Atwood. 

Haiku Theme Page   Resource and links for teachers. 


In the Moonlight a Worm


Language Arts Lesson Plans


A Net of Fireflies: Japanese Haiku and Haiku Paintings.
   Translated and edited by Harold
Stewart.  Charles E. Tuttle, 1993.  Mr. Stewart prefers to translate haiku poems in the rhymed
couplet format.   Some students might have more successs writing clever rhymed couplets.


Poetry for Kids  
All kinds of poetry by and for children are featured.


Poetry Teachers   Fun activities, poems, ideas, lesson plans.


Pro Teacher:  Haiku Poetry    Lesson plans.


Quotes about Poetry    Short quotations about the nature of poetry.


Stone Bench in an Empty Park.
   Edited by by Paul B. Janeczko, and illustrated by Henri Silberman. 
Orchard Books, 2000.   40 pages. For children, ages 9 -12. 


Teaching Haiku Poetry
:   Links, Resources, References.   By Michael P. Garofalo.  64K+


Teaching Through Poetry: Writing and the Drafting Process.
  By George Marsh.  London,
Hodder and Stoughton,  1988.  


Word Dance Haiku

 

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Adult and College Writers

 

 

A Ha! Poetry.   Coordinated by Jane Reichhold.  Poetry, articles, links, information, participation options.


Bibliographies - Haiku


Cloud Hands: Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong


Concrete Poetry: Links, Bibliography and Some Poems
     By Michael P. Garofalo.   100K+  


Contemporary Haiku: Origins and New Directions.   By A.C. Missias.


Cuttings:   Short poems, haiku, couplets, and senryu by Michael P. Garofalo.  1MB+.   Arranged
by the months of the year. 


A Dictionary of Haiku:  Classified by Season Words with Traditional and Modern Methods
By Jane Reichhold.


Forms in English Haiku.    By Keiko Imaoka.


Fragment and Phrase Theory
.    By Jane Reichhold.  Ms. Reichhold's website offers many
other articles that will be useful to teachers. 


Guides and Directories to Haiku on the Internet


Haiku Discussion Groups on the Internet


The Haiku Handbook:  How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku.
   By William J. Higginson with
Penny Harter.  Tokyo, Kodansha International, 1985.   Glossary, index, resources, season words, 331 pages.  
A highly praised, and rightly so, guide to Haiku.  Review1.   Review2.    Mr. Higginson is the
editor for the Open Directory section on haiku poetry. 


Haiku: One Breath Poetry    Naomi Beth Wakan.   Canada, Pacific Edge Publishing, 2000.  
ISBN 0-89346-846-0.   Purchase


Haiku Poetry:  Links, References, and Resources
.    Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo.  The most
comprehensive and  up-to-date collection of links to haiku resources on the Internet.  This site provides
both title and author indexing of Internet resources, some topical arrangements of links, short descriptions
of website offerings, and Amazon.com pointers to relevant book titles.  Updated weekly.  200K+


Haiku World:  An International Poetry Almanac.
    By William J. Higginson.   Tokyo, Kodansha
International, 1996.  Subject index (pp.396-407), author index, 407 pages.  An outstanding haikai saijiki
which includes over 1,000 poems by over 600 poets from 50 countries.  Haiku are creativley organized
by broad topics (e.g., animals, earth, heavens, humanity, holidays, plants, etc.) within each of the four
seasons, new year, and all year categories.  The best English language saijiki reference book.  The
companion volume to The Haiku Seasons: Poetry of the Natural World.


History of Haiku
   By Ryu Yotsuya.  Informative short essays on 10 famous Japanese Haiku poets. 


In the Moonlight a Worm
.     "This website offers teachers and students an introduction to writing
haiku poems, a chance to study the history and nature of haiku poetry and an introduction to the
fundamental principles of creative writing. It is free and non-profit making. If you are a teacher,
you may download the lesson plans and photocopiable poem sheets and use them with your
classes."  Presented by George Marsh.  Lesson Plans for teachers in primary and secondary
schools, and plans for self-study.  The site includes short articles, a bibliography, student work,
and many ideas for students and teachers of poetry.  Mr. Marsh is the author of  Teaching
Through Poetry: Writing and the Drafting Process
, published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1988.


The Japanese Haiku Masters.
   Links, References, Resources.


Laughter in Japanese Haiku    By Nobuyuki Yuasa.   


Looking at Haiku.    By Elizabeth St. Jacques. 


Mail Lists On-Line for Sharing Ideas and Haiku


Poetry in the Light.   Excellent articles and quality poetry.


Quotes about Poetry    Short quotations about the nature of poetry.


Rhythm in Haiku?    By Elizabeth St. Jacques.


Seeds from a Birch Tree: Writing Haiku and the Spiritual Journey.
    By Clark Strand.  New
York, Hyperion, 1997.  188 pages.    ISBN:  0786883235.   The author was a Zen Buddhist monk
for many years, before becoming a family man and householder in the Eastern U.S..  A gentle and
warmhearted introduction to writing haiku as a way of being a more creative and insightful person. 
Emphasis is upon a 5-7-5 style form. 


Self-Study Lessons.    From:  In the Moonlight a Worm.

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Short Poems by Michael P. Garofalo


Spirit of Gardening


Stalking the Wild Onji.    By Richard Gilbert.   Haiku research papers.

Teaching Haiku Poetry:   Links, Resources, References.   By Michael P. Garofalo.  49K+


Tercets    Selected verses and links.


Zen Poetry.  Extensive links and bibliography, a large collection of selected quotes, notes,
special studies, and webpages on noted Zen poetry scholars and translators, e.g., R. H. Blyth,
Lucien Stryk, etc..   310K+    By Mike Garofalo. 

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Last Updated by Martin Dejnicki and Mike Garofalo on December 7, 2011

First published online by Mike Garofalo in March 2001. 

 

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Poetry by Mike Garofalo

 

 

 

 

  
Months and Seasons
Quotes, Poems, Sayings, Verses, Lore, Myths, Holidays
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February May August November
March June September December