Sunday, 21 June 2015

WALT write a haiku poem about Matariki

purpose: to share what we know about matariki!
Task: To write a haiku poem about matariki!
Use the information you have about Matariki to write your haiku poem.
WHAT IS A HAIKU?
A haiku is an unrhymed three-line poem. It is based on a traditional Japanese poetic form. Though there are different ways to write haiku, the traditional pattern in English is to write the first and last lines with five syllables each, and the middle line with seven syllables. In other words, the pattern of syllables looks like this:
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables
Most often, haiku poems are about seasons or nature
One more thing to keep in mind is that the last line of a haiku usually makes an observation. That is, the third line points out something about the subject you are writing about.
Let’s see how we can put these few rules together get your started writing your own haiku poems.

HAIKU ABOUT SEASONS

Use this pattern 5, 7, 5. 
Winter is coming.
Snow will be arriving soon.
We should rake the leaves.
 If you count the syllables on your fingers as you read this poem, you will see that the lines have five syllables, seven syllables, and five syllables, just as they should.

HAIKU ABOUT NATURE - you can put the poem into verses

For example, here is a haiku about my cat.
Tired cat sleeps all day.
He needs lots of rest for a
Long night of hunting.

Night is upon us
Sleepy cat slowly gets up
searching for it's prey


SUCCESS CRITERIA:

need to know about syllables
need to know about Matariki
stick with the 5,7,5 pattern
use you fingers to help
plan - brainstorm words associated with Matariki

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