What was that noise? Do you hear a rattling sound? A scratching in the dark? Fourth graders will write spooky haikus this next week in the Hicks Elementary Library! First, the new book by Deanna Caswell and Bob Shea, Boo! Haiku as our model. Then we the riddles, as book’s prime audience is the kindergarten set. We read the riddles to see how the authors used imagery and syllables to craft each haiku. Then we touched the bottom of our chins to help us count syllables in each haiku and then I gave them a template sheet with syllable blanks so they could write a rough draft of their haiku. After thinking of a spooky topic, they wrote the haiku so the reader could guess the topic.I’m going to create an interactive bulletin board so passers by can guess the subject of each haiku! We had fun and learned new things along the way! At the computer station, they used Kasey Bell‘s spooky Google Drawings template to make their own spooky magnetic poetry.
Can you guess the topic of each haiku?