Fill in the front of your
Today we will:
• understand Miss Kristian’s expectations of us.
• understand why people write poetry
• understand what a Haiku is and to write one of your own
• When someone is speaking, nobody else
• We will respect and listen to each other’s
• We will try our best in every lesson.
• After 5,4,3,2,1 we should be silent.
With the person you’re sitting with:
• In your jotter, come up with three important
class room expectations.
• Now join up with another pair.
• In your new group, share ideas and decide on
two top class room expectations.
Year 8’s Classroom
Stick in KS3
Discuss and answer these questions in pairs
Write the answers in your books
What is poetry?
Can you name any
different types of
Statement Agree Disagree
People write poems for their own pleasure
People write poems to express their feelings
People write poems to give to or dedicate to other people
People write poems to tell a story
People write poems to get a message across to the reader
People write poems to make you imagine a place or person
People write poems to entertain
People write poems when they’re bored
A Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry and has three qualities:
1. It has to create a picture in the reader’s mind with only a few words
2. It has three short lines consisting of seventeen syllables (the number
of beats, for example, the word "Haiku" has two syllables: Hai-ku; the
word "introduction" has four syllables: in-tro-duc-tion.). The first line
has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables and the last line
has five syllables.
3. The traditional Haiku used nature as its main theme.
Here's a Haiku to help you remember:
I am first with five
Then seven in the middle --
Five again to end.
What are these two Haikus describing?
Green and speckled legs,
Hop on logs and lily pads
Splash in cool water.
In a pouch I grow,
On a southern continent –
Strange creatures I know.
Write your own Haiku!
Instead of writing a Haiku about nature, I want you to write
one about yourself!
The idea is we can then share them as a way of introducing
ourselves to each other.
If you are stuck getting started – mindmap things about
yourself e.g. what your hobbies and interests are.
If you are speedy and need another task – try writing a
• Cover your book with sticky back plastic or