Appropriate for Grades: 4 up


A haiku poem is a poem laid out in the following format: 1st line = 5 syllables, 2nd line = 7 syllables, 3rd line = 5 syllables. This is a good composing exercise if done straight into the computer. You will need an example to show the class.


  • Start a word processor .
  • Type the title “Haiku Poem”.
  • Press the Enter key twice to leave a line space.
  • Start the first line of the poem then press Enter to move to the
  • next line.
  • Repeat until all lines are complete.
  • Do a spell check for typing mistakes.
  • Save and print a copy.


Resources/Materials Needed:

  • Software: word processor
  • Printer
  • paper


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