Writing Japanese haiku poems is an effective strategy for combining science with language arts. Traditionally, nature was the subject of these poems.
Language Arts Connection
A haiku is made up of three lines. As you write them, you can teach or review how to count syllables. Each line has a certain number of syllables in it.
How to Write Haiku Poems
One version uses a pattern of 5-7-5 for the syllables. Here’s an example.
Rolling waves tickle
Soft sand slides under my feet
Pulled back to the sea
A simpler version uses a pattern of 3-5-3 for the syllables.
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