What is a Haiku?
Say it like this – ‘Hi goo’
A haiku is a very short poem, just three lines and it doesn’t rhyme.
From what country did the haiku originate? Can you find out after this session?
How to write a Haiku
It is easy to learn to write a haiku, but it takes a lot of practice to learn how to do it well. You need to practice by writing a lot of them, so you get very good at it.
In the English version of a haiku, the first and last lines have five syllables each, and the middle line has seven syllables.
What is a syllable?
A syllable is a sound or beat in a word
Jim is one syllable – clap once
So is Ben – clap once
Poppy is two syllables – clap clap
Isobel is three syllables – clap clap clap
Joshua is also three syllables– clap clap clap
A haiku has 17 syllables in total. The pattern looks like this:
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables
Draw a picture to go with your haiku (you could do this in an Art session)