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Back to School Help 1 — Lesson Plans for Teachers

The Haiku Foundation Education Resources feature was first published on June 28, 2013. Four years later this resource continues to grow. And we would like to direct you to some useful new resources as you plan your haiku unit for the year.

In this post, we highlight new content that has been made available on the Education Resources page over the past year. The lesson plans offer ideas and structure, and can be adapted to the needs of each student and class. We look forward to reading haiku inspired by your and our work.

Haiku Lessons K-6 – An Overview describes briefly in one place The Haiku Foundation resources that are a significant part of the first ten haiku lessons. Each title of a plan links to the complete plan in The Haiku Foundation Education Resources, including the poems for the lessons. The overview also shows the development of language arts skills, as they apply to teaching haiku.

Lessons for Higher Education highlights the first three issues of Juxtapositions. The purpose here is to inform readers of this journal, and direct them to Juxtapositions.

There are also three lesson plans based on How to Haiku, by Jim Kacian (Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2006), which may be read in The Haiku Foundation Digital Library.

How to Haiku 1 is an example.

Lessons for All Ages offers three new lessons at this time. One example is Using Poems from The Haiku Foundation Digital Library.

On August 15 we will post part 2 of this series, featuring Teaching Stories that have appeared over the past few months.

We welcome your ideas and feedback via our Contact Page. Thank you!

— Jim Kacian & Ellen Grace Olinger

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