Other Educational Plans
In addition to these formal, unified plans, we have also encouraged educators to share their approaches with us. Here are some of the offerings we’ve received.
We also offer these lesson plans for students of any age:
To which we add these additional “stories from the field” from a bevy of talented and experienced teachers, who share some of their best — and most frightening — moments with you, from the series “Teaching Stories.”
- Teaching Story 1
- Teaching Story 2
- Teaching Story 3
- Teaching Story 4
- Teaching Story 5
- Teaching Story 6
- Teaching Story 7
- Teaching Story 8
- Teaching Story 9
- Teaching Story 10
- Teaching Story 11
- Teaching Story 12
- Teaching Story 13
- Teaching Story 14
- Teaching Story 15
- Teaching Story 16
- Teaching Story 17
- Teaching Story 18
- Teaching Story 19
New to Haiku is a work in progress. You can find a summary page of our blog posts here. We plan to cover the following topics: introductory materials and recommendations for further reading, tips for editing your work and managing your submissions, ways to connect with the larger haiku community, words of advice from established haiku poets, and a teen corner for our younger friends.
The Haiku Registry is a gallery of poets who have published English-language haiku or senryu in an edited journal, either in print or online.
We also offer a host of excellent examples of contemporary haiku via The Haiku Foundation’s Digital Library, and especially through collections and anthologies which have been used in the preparation of these lessons. The collection Haiku Theses, Dissertations and Bibliographies might be especially helpful.
We recommend Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years, edited by Foundation president Jim Kacian with Allan Burns and Philip Rowland, as the definitive word on how haiku has evolved in English, and the Foundation’s publication Montage: The Book, edited by Allan Burns, as the premier themed collection available in the language. In addition, you’ll find these volumes of note in the Digital Library
- The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku 1996
- The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku 1997
- A New Resonance 1: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku
to which we will be adding as time goes along.
Feedback & Education Resource Submissions
We welcome your input, both as responses to our specific lesson plans as well as poems generated from them for exhibit on this site. We hope this page will soon be thronging with examples of poems written by your students with your help. When you submit your students’ poems please be sure to include the poet’s name, grade, age, as well as permission to reprint from his or her parent or guardian (an email authorizing the use of such material is sufficient).
We also welcome your own experiences in teaching this material and any other haiku teaching experiences—anecdotes, success stories, or anything else you feel is worthwhile to share. We will include the most appropriate of these here on the Education Wall to share with others.
All submissions of poems, stories and lesson plans should be sent via the Contact page.
We hope, with time, that this page will become an interactive resource for teachers of all grade levels who have the desire to teach haiku to their students, and want to go deeper than the populist notion that haiku is “anything written in 5-7-5.” We look forward to working with you to help this site meet your needs.