This will be my last post dedicated to autumn for this year. After taking my students to a forest cottage and indulging them with some incredible forest bathing, this week I challenged them with writing autumnal HAIKU poems.
This is what I did:
So first I played my visualisation AN AUTUMN WALK in order to help my students get into a creative mode and remind them of the wonderful sights and sounds that autumn brings. Then we read some examples of haiku poems about autumn here.
NB. If your students are not familiar with the structure of haiku poems, you may want to explain this to them first.
What is a HAIKU poem?
It is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines.
1st line has 5 syllables
2nd line has 7 syllables
3rd line has 5 syllables
Finally, we tapped into our creative mojo and wrote our own HAIKU poems. Here're two of our creations:
Autumn is laughing,
waving her nice magic wand,
coming with light steps
Yellow, orange, brown
leaves have covered the cold ground
hey, autumn is here.
The visualisation AN AUTUMN WALK comes from a lesson plan that I created for my young learners a couple of months ago. You can find the lesson in the bundle SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF AUTUMN, which has a special price till the end of November- Only £1.70.
Find more about the bundle here.
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