A traditional haiku and also a metaphor
What is this poem describing?
Does the illustration help explain?
RES third graders have been writing haiku poetry in their library classes. Haiku is a form of poetry from Japan where each poem has:
The first line has five syllables
The second line has seven syllables
The third line has five syllables
There is usually a reference to nature
For inspiration the scholars shared the book Guyku by Bob Raczka. They agreed that the title isn't correct...the haikus in this book aren't really just for boys!
Then they wrote their own haikus:
A traditional haiku
Haiku as a text feature! (caption)
You can find some great haiku activities on the Guyku website.
Guyku cover image from www.barnesandnoble.com