1. Topic-
Haiku Poetry
2. Content-
figurative language
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Introduce students to Haiku

2.Students will apply learned knowledge to make their own haiku poem
4. Objectives-
1.ELA4R1 Identifies sensory images in poems

2.ELA4R1 Identifies figurative language

5. Materials and Aids-
Teacher's edition "Treasures"-pg. 402-403
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Students read bookmark about genre
a. Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry
b. focuses on an aspect of nature
c. has three short lines, but the first and third lines usually have the same number of syllables

B. Development-

1."Writers may use imagery and figurative language to make their writing more interesting and imaginative for the reader.
2.Imagery uses descriptive words or phrases to help the reader create a picture in his or her mind.
3.Figurative language is the use of words and phrases to describe something in a different way. A metaphor is one kind of figurative language.

C. Practice-

1.Have students read over "Worksheet: Haiku" (pg. 1)
2.Students will then brainstorm topic ideas for his or her poem
3.Do first draft of poem
4. If time allows, pg. 2 Revision and second draft.
5. Read haiku poems.
6. PAGE 403 in teacher's manual: Questions 1-3

D. Checking for understanding-

I will evaluate worksheets.

E. Closure-

Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that uses rhyme to capture a single moment, object, or feeling.

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