Haiku in Hawaii
Starting with the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park quarter, the students will visit the park’s website to learn more about volcanoes. The class will read a text on Hawaii, share pictures of volcanoes, and discuss adjectives that describe volcanoes. The class will read a text on haiku poetry and discuss the elements of a haiku poem, especially that the subject matter usually focuses on an aspect of nature, such as volcanoes. Using the “How To Haiku” worksheet, the students will write and illustrate a haiku about Hawaiian volcanoes.
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Quarter Reverse
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How to Haiku
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- Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
- Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
- Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
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- Earth and Space Science: Properties of Earth materials.