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Back to School Help 2 — Teaching Stories

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 How We Haiku — Teaching Stories that have been made available on the Education Resources page over the past year. Brad Bennett and Jeannie Martin are the Co-Chairs for The Haiku Foundation Education Committee, and editors and hosts for the series, a monthly feature on THF troutswirl blog since February 15, 2016. Visit The Haiku Foundation’s Education Wall for the complete list of educational resources.

Of particular interest to teachers might be those Teaching Stories that feature lesson plans and tricks of the trade of our featured contributors. Here are some reminders of recent “Teaching Stories” posts that may be helpful as you start the new school year:

In “My Preferred Approach to Haiku Workshops in Schools,” Randy Brooks outlines a one-day workshop he did with sixth graders.

In “Hillside Haiku with Third Graders,” Robyn Hood Black shares a story about taking kids outside to write.

Want to integrate art and haiku? Amy Losak, in “Art for All,” and Julie Warther, “Story Walk,” share two creative examples of engaging younger and older kids in art projects with haiku.

In “Nouns in Student Haiku,” Susan Antolin tries to get kids to focus on concrete images. Her tips would help teachers of kids of many ages.

If you teach adult education, “That Writing Moment,” by Jeannie Martin might be very helpful.

In “Cloudy with a Chance of . . . Teaching Haiku,” Anne Elise Burgevin describes a two-day workshop structure (with additional exercises) that she uses as she home-schools kids from elementary through high school.

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

— Brad Bennett & Jeanne Martin

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