Moon Haiku Lesson Plan
Grade Level: K-4 grades
Curriculum Area: Language Arts
- ELA-2-E1 dictating or writing a composition that clearly
states or implies a central idea with supporting details
in a logical, sequential order; (1,4)
- ELA-2-E3 creating written texts using the writing process;
- ELA-2-E4 using narration, description, exposition, and
persuasion to develop compositions (e.g., notes, stories,
letters, poems, logs); (1,4)
- ELA-3-E5 spelling accurately using strategies (e.g., letter-sound
correspondence, hearing and recording sounds in sequence,
spelling patterns, pronunciation) and resources (e.g., glossary,
dictionary) when necessary; (1,4)
- ELA-4-E4 giving rehearsed and unrehearsed presentations;
- ELA-5-E4 using available technology to produce, revise,
and publish a variety of works; (1,3,4)
Technology Performance Indicators:
Use technology tools (e.g., publishing, multimedia tools,
and word processing software) for individual and for simple
collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities
for a variety of audiences. (1,3)
Technology Connection: Word
Processing or Paint Software
Assessment: poem, presentation,
- The teacher can read any moon poem from the book
- The teacher will discuss with students haiku poems.
Give hard copy examples of haikus. Haiku poems
- composed of three lines. First line is 5 syllables, second
line is 7 syllables, and third line is 5 syllables.
- Brainstorm with students to help with words and pictures
they may use.
- The teacher will demonstrate the actual process of creating
a haiku with pictures.
- Students will write their own haiku poem about the moon.
- When ready students will type their poem in word processing
software or paint software, illustrate by either drawing
a picture or inserting a picture on the computer, and print
a hard copy.
- Students will read their poem to the class.
- The teacher will assemble the poems into a class poem
book to display at moon festival.
- Assess student work using a rubric. (See
Optional: Have students email
their poems or publish on the web.
Haiku Web site:
Moon Mania Home Lessons Resources
LETRC Home EduConnect LPB