Literacy challenge - haiku
Our latest literacy challenge (open to students and staff) is to write a haiku on the theme of the Autumn.
'What is a haiku?' I hear you ask…
Haiku is a type of traditional poetry from Japan. It is very easy to do, but there are a few rules to follow.
Firstly, you need to know about syllables.
Syllables are the separate sounds that make up a word. For example ‘Blue Peter’ has three syllables: ‘blue’, ‘pee’ and ‘ter’.
It’s all in the way you pronounce a word – ‘pro-nounce’ has two syllables and ‘hipp-o-pot-a-mus’ has five.
Now you know about syllables, you're ready for...
The three golden rules of haiku:
There are only three lines in a haiku poem
The first and last lines have five syllables and the middle line has seven
The lines don't have to rhyme – in fact they usually don't!
Here is an example:
A sweltering heat – 5 syllables
Followed by an ocean breeze – 7 syllables
Bringing joy to all – 5 syllables
Send your entries to Mr Edmonds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All entries will receive Classcharts points and your work will be shared with students and staff!
I look forward to reading your haiku!