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How many syllables are in these words and phrases?

Bellows

 

An enraged chimney

 

Enveloped

 

Fiery

 

Eruption

 

Cascading

 

Molten liquid

 

Mountain

 

Bang

 

Volcano

 

 

Activity

In term 4, we learnt how to write a haiku. Today you are going to write a volcano themed haiku. To write a successful haiku, we need the following success criteria:

  • Focus on describing a topic
  • 3 lines per verse
  • The first line is 5 syllables long, the second line is 7 syllables, the third line is 5 syllables.

Here is Miss Bray’s example with the different syllables highlighted.

The heart of earth pounds

Smoke bellows out its long throat

Molten liquid runs

 

Part 1 – create a mind map of the volcano vocabulary you want to include in your haiku. You can read through Miss Bray’s poem from yesterday to magpie vocabulary, use a thesaurus or think of your own. Think about colour, feeling, movement and using your different senses. Write the syllables for each word or phrase next to it to help you when writing your haiku.

 

Part 2 – time to draft your volcano haiku! You can choose how many verses of three lines you wish to write. Remember the syllable pattern must go:

Line 1 – 5 syllables
Line 2 – 7 syllables

Line 3 – 5 syllables

 

Once you have drafted your haiku, read it aloud and check the syllable pattern is correct, remember in poetry you can take out words or add them in to make it fit the pattern.

 

Write your poem into neat and illustrate it.

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