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Writing Task

Today your challenge is to write a Haiku about 1 of your chosen topics.

A haiku is a form of poem that originates from Japan.

A haiku has three lines. There can be any number of words, but there must be 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line and 5 syllables in the third line. Haikus do not usually rhyme.


Here is an example of a haiku:

Fresh air after rain
Wet branches drip heavily
The soil is refreshed.


So remember this little rhyme:  5,7,5 keeps a haiku alive.


They seem really easy but you have to choose your words very carefully and count those syllables.  You can write more than 1 haiku if you like. Remember to read the tips for writing poetry from Jamie Nanfara that we gave you on Monday.


This is a good video to help you.  

When you have written it, you could record yourself performing it and send us your video.  If your family are feeling brave, you could get them involved too.  If your parents or carers are happy for us to put it in the website tell them to let us know when they send the email.

Good luck!