Creating writing through cross-curriculum instruction . George Darras Walter Hall Elementary League City, Texas July 12, 2004. Supportive Research. William R. Higginson The Haiku Handbook: How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku.
Walter Hall Elementary
League City, Texas
July 12, 2004
The Haiku Handbook: How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku.
The primary purpose of reading and writing haiku is sharingmoments of our lives that have moved us, pieces of experience and perception that we offer or receive as gifts. At the deepest level, this is the one great purpose of all art, and especially of literature.
Teaching Reading Through Poetry
Some readers immediately love to read poetry, but for many a love of poetry is developed. In helping students develop an appreciation and understanding of poetry, there are two fundamental principles to keep in mind. First, poetry must be read aloud. Second, poetry should be enjoyed.
If I Were …… Poems
Poems for Two Voices
Diamante Poem – This is a seven-line contrast poem written in the shape of a diamond.
Limerick – This is a form of light verse that uses rhyme and rhythm. The rhyme scheme is a-a-b-b-a.
Cinquain – This is a five line poem containing 22 syllables. The lines of syllables are 2-4-6-8-2. 1st line subject, 2nd line describes, 3rd line shows action, 4th line express feeling or observation, 5th line describing or renaming subject
If I Were ….. Poems – The poet writes about how they would feel and what they would do if they were something else.
Concrete Poems – These are created through artful arrangements of words on the paper.
Five-Senses Poems – Students write about a topic using their five senses. These poems are five lines long, one for each sense.
Poems for Two Voices – This poem is written in two columns, side by side, and are read together by two readers.
Preposition Poems – Each line of the poem begins with a preposition.
ing ing ing
ing ing ing
In the ocean lived a huge shark.
This big bad dude’s name was Clark.
Everyone around him would say.
That sooner or later it would be his last day.
Then one day, he choked on a piece of bark.
Big, small, long, round
Laying, hoping, waiting
Going in and out with the tide
If I were a shark
I would swim around in the sea
Then no one would be the boss of me
How to Cross a Pond : Poems About Water by MARILYN SINGER
Salting the Ocean : 100 Poems by Young Poets by Naomi Shihab Nye
Splash! Poems of Our Watery World by Constance Levy, David Soman
Swimmer by Shelley Gill
Rainbow Fish & Friends; A Fish Story by Marcus Phster
I Wonder If Sea Cows Give Milk and other neat facts about unusual animals by Annabelle Donati
A Safe Home for Manatees by Priscilla Belz Jenkins
Fish by Christopher Nicholas
The Earth is Mostly Ocean by Allan Fowler
Face-to-Face; Sharks by Scholastic
Water by Susan Canizares, Pamela Chanko
A Fish out of Water by Helen Palmer
101 Questions about the Seashore by Sy Barlowe
Friendly Dolphins by Allan Fowler
It Could still be Coral by Allan Fowler
Ocean Hunters by Kris Hirschmann
Starfish by Edith Thacher Hurd
Beluga Pass by Linda LingemanBooks on the ocean