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Writing a Haiku

Writing haikus is a popular activity in education as they are simple to write, read and memorise. Their short, fixed form make them easily accessible to students of any age and level. Below is a simple lesson idea where students analyse the form of haikus and later are invited to write their own. If computers are available, students can use the Haiku Poem Interactive found in readwritethink.org/.




Concrete or Visual Poetry

A fun way to introduce or re-introduce Poetry in the EFL classroom is through concrete or visual poetry where the poem is arranged in a way that illustrates its theme. Concrete poetry can be playful and creative enough without having to be complicated or comforming to rules.