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Video: How to Haiku - Beyond 5 7 5

Subject: English / Other Topics
Level: Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2 / Key Stage 3 / GCSE+
Age: 5-7 years / 7-11 years / 11-15 years / 15+ years
Resource Type: Videos / Other

Paul Conneally, haiku poet, introduces the key elements of haiku in this video, illuminating some of the common pitfalls and misunderstandings of what haiku is about.

Watch this short 6 minute piece to stimulate ideas and then try writing haiku outside. You can use our Writing Haiku worksheet from the Beyond 5-7-5 booklet as a guide.

This film was produced through workshops with two schools in the Cardiff area led by Paul and facilitated by the Japan Society. The project was also supported by the St. Fagans National Museum of History.

Additional Resources

The Beyond 5-7-5 booklet, produced by Haiku Poet Paul Conneally, contains background information on haiku and other forms of Japanese poetry as well as ideas, guides and worksheets for educators who would like to introduce haiku to their students. The booklet provides useful background information for those intending to use the scheme of work, but can also be used as a guide when planning a standalone haiku lesson or workshop.

Beyond 5 7 5 Booklet by Paul Coneally - PDF (1.2 MB)

Visit our Haiku resource page for lesson plans and more information on how to teach Haiku.