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  • 1. Haiku and you!
    Miss Svestka’s 2nd grade class
  • 2. About Haiku
    First appeared in Japan
    Created by Matsuo Basho
    Means “starting a verse of a verse chain
    Shortest form of a poem in the world
  • 3. About Haiku
    Modern form was made in 1890’s
    Usually include a “season word”
  • 4. What a Haiku looks like
    Usually about nature
    17 syllables
    3 lines
    5 syllables on first line, 7 syllables on second line, 5 syllables on last line.
  • 5. Review of Syllables
    Exactly- 3 syllables
    Nature-2 syllables
    Tomorrow- 3 syllables
    Autumn- 2 syllables
  • 6. Haiku to help you remember
    I am first with 5
    Then 7 in the middle
    5 again to end.
  • 7. Haiku Example
    Green speckled legs
    Hop on logs and lily pads
    Splash in cool water
    Is this a haiku?
  • 8. Haiku example
    In a pouch I grow
    On a southern continent
    Strange creatures I know
    Is this a Haiku?
  • 9. Haiku Example
    I look up at the sky and see
    Big, fluffy, white clouds
    What do I see in the clouds?
    Is this a Haiku?
  • 10. Haiku Example
    Drawing on the sidewalk
    Playing on the playground
    Summer is my favorite season.
    Is this a haiku?
  • 11. Differences between Haiku and other poems
    Haiku do not rhyme
    Haiku are very short, meant to catch a glimpse in time
  • 12. Now you try!
    The leaves are changing
    Children are going to school
    It’s finally fall!
  • 13. Now you try!
    Water from the sky
    Falls on to my rooftop
    And puts me to sleep
  • 14. Review
    Haiku have 3 lines
    Usually about nature
    5 on first line, 7 on second line, 5 on last line
    Doesn’t have to rhyme!
  • 15. Begin your own Haiku!
  • 16. Works Cited
    History of Haiku was found at and
    Haiku examples and “Haiku to help you remember” were found at
    Additional Haiku examples by Arianna Svestka
    All pictures are from Microsoft Word Clip Art