How to Introduce Haiku Poems to Students

Published On: January 4th, 2017·By ·

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Haiku poems follow a strict structure. This interactive tool helps students visualize how to structure a haiku.

How to Introduce Haiku Poems to Students

Counting out syllables is a major component to creating your first haiku.

Take a look at the video above as SimpleK12 subject matter expert Monica Burns shares how to introduce haiku using Read Write Think's Haiku Poem Interactive.

This online interactive tool helps students visualize the structure of haikus by walking them step-by-step through the haiku creation process. Not only does the tool help you brainstorm and get inspired, but it helps you record syllable counts for words as you go along.

When students are finished creating their poems, they'll receive a nice image they can share including their completed work.

For more resources on creative writing, watch Inspired by Media: Creative Writing in the Digital Age. Would you like to spice up writing assignments for your students and get them energized about writing? In this training session, learn how to embed media — photography, artwork, and videos — into creative writing tasks using an online learning platform to inspire short stories, poetry, articles, historical fiction, and other pieces of writing.

So what are you waiting for? Give the Haiku Poem Interactive a try, and let me know what you think. Leave me a comment with your haiku on this article.

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About Our “Haiku Poems” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at

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