1. Topic-
Poetry - free style
2. Content-
How to write a haiku?
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.To understand what is poetry - the elements of poetry / poem

2.What goes into a Haiku? elements of a haiku

3. to understand what is poetry
4. Objectives-
1.to write a free style poem
2.to write a haiku-like poem
5. Materials and Aids-
overhead projector
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. read assorted poems to differentiate them
2.bring in favorite poems & poets from L1

B. Development-

1.teacher reads out a favorite poem
2.teacher points out the images that the poem brings to mind
3.teacher asks students what do they see with their inner eye when they hear the poem
4. teacher gives out a copy of the poem for the students to see & to generate more text-to-self connection

C. Practice-

1.students are to write what they see when they read their favorite poem
2.how does it compare to the teacher's poem
3. students in groups are to share their poems with one another

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

teacher passes out a nursery rhyme or Mother Goose poem to those who don't know what is a poem or what it looks like

Checking for understanding-

1.students are to tell what is a poem
2.students are to tell what about a particular they like - imaginary


1.Students are to fill out an exit slip on what they learned about poetry
2.students are to share out loud how poetry is different from a book / an essay-composition

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)