In honor of National Poetry Month, will you write a haiku for Thinkfinity. It's wide open. Talk about Thinkfinity as a whole, your favorite partners, lesson plans you love, useful resources, or outstanding webinars. Whatever inspires you. Post one or several.
In case you need to brush up on your haiku skills, the format for haiku is easy. It doesn't even require rhyming. Here's the basic structure:
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables
Learn more by visiting What is a Haiku from Wonderopolis.
One last thing: The Poetry Police are banned from this thread. No one will say anything if your haiku ends up with 6 syllables in that first line or you misspell magnificent Just follow your inner poet, and share a haiku for Thinkfinity!
P.S. You can try this same activity for any focus in the classroom. It's a fine way to ask students to review and summarize learning on a unit, to reflect on a special event, or to gather first impressions before you begin a new project. If you want to try haiku with students, there's useful Haiku Starter printout on ReadWriteThink.
Great idea. Here are my creative efforts.
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I like your idea to use this with students. I well remember the many years I taught poetry to my English students grades 9-12. Haiku was one of their favorite poetic forms to write.