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Haiku StAIR


Haiku StAIR

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I have created a Stand-alone Instructional Resource or StAIR for my second grade class. This StAIR will help students learn and practice identifying syllables in a Haiku poem.  The StAIR is supportive for our poetry unit that is covered in second grade. Students have learned how to clap/tap or snap out syllables in first grade and the StAIR will give them the opportunity to extend that knowledge. 
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Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: PowerPoint
Date Added to MERLOT: April 22, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 28, 2013
Submitter: Atoya Martin
Keywords: Haiku, Poertry, Syllables, Writing, StAIR


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Avatar for Jason Murray
3 years ago

Jason Murray (Teacher (K-12))

This is a good kiosk for learning the pattern of syllables used in the lines of Haiku poetry.  It lest students count syllables, gives definitions, and lets them read samples.  Easy to use and straight-forward.

Technical Remarks:

I had trouble running this material.  Each time I advanced a slide I recieved error messages and on several pages I was told I needed the proper viewer to see the page.  There were error messages about incorrect file extensions, but I think my computer is to blame.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 min

Avatar for Meltem Akbulut Yıldırmış
3 years ago

Meltem Akbulut Yıldırmış (Faculty)

This lesson is designed to help students learn and practice identifying syllables in a Haiku poem. This resource is easy to use and supported by audio to help students with comprehension. I would like to see more visuals showing what a haiku is and visualizing the lines of the poem. I would also like to see a teacher page. 

Technical Remarks:

PowerPoint Viewer is required to view the resource.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes

Avatar for Sarah Horan
3 years ago

Sarah Horan (Teacher (K-12))

I really like the sounds you include in your project.  It's especially important in a lesson like this so it was nice that you included it.  It is very easy to navigate and not too complicated.  It would be nice to have a couple more examples of "Is it a Haiku?"  That way if students didn't get it the first time, it would give them more opportunities to learn.  Another suggestion I have is to have students learn why they got something wrong rather than just come right out and tell them the correct answer.  Maybe have a clip of someone saying the word and clapping or snapping out the syllables would help.  

Technical Remarks:

Great flow.  All links worked properly.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes

Avatar for Edith Erickson
3 years ago

Edith Erickson (Teacher (K-12))

This StAIR is intended for use with 2nd grade students, but I could also see using this with my third grade students. The StAIR is in depth enough for students to reach the intended end point, but is not so lengthy as to discourage students from completing the whole project. It is simple to follow and is not overwhelmed by graphics, allowing students to get the contect without distractions. It is also easy to navigate, which is a great asset for a tool meant for younger students. Overall, I think this is a great, easy to implement activity.

Technical Remarks:

User must have PowerPoint viewer

Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes

Avatar for Nicole Cinader
3 years ago

Nicole Cinader (Teacher (K-12))

Great resource for second graders! I love the visual and the auditory assistance in this assignment. The voices are easily heard and understood. The only change I would suggest would be to snap & say the lines of the sentence if the student chooses the wrong number, and then don't give them the answer but make them listen and count with you. Then the student can feel like they learned it and discovered the answer on their own. I strongly believe in students learning from their mistakes and trying again. 

Technical Remarks:

PowerPoint functions perfectly. Easy to navigate, even for second graders. Great job. 

Avatar for Jason Novak
3 years ago

Jason Novak (Teacher (K-12))

Very nice!  I especially like the sound clips added in.  

Time spent reviewing site: 5 minutes

Avatar for Kollette Bordeaux
3 years ago

Kollette Bordeaux (Student)

This is a Stand Alone Instructional Resource that teaches second grade students about Haikus.  The author teaches students about this Japanese poem that consists of three lines containing a pattern of five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second, and five again in the third.  She accomplishes this through various examples that include both visual and auditory examples.  She also gives students feedack by having them answer example questions and lets them know if they are correct.  I enjoyed this presentation and it would be useful for early elementary classrooms studying poetry.

Technical Remarks:

Sometimes the slides move too quickly and the audio is lost.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes

Avatar for Kareem Jabbar Downer-Shojgreen
3 years ago

Kareem Jabbar Downer-Shojgreen (Consultant)

I actually enjoyed learning about Haiku’s, it was nice to try them out as I fallowed along the StAIR. I enjoyed the process of relearning what a Haiku is. This StAIR was well organized and easy to fallow. I also like how the different words of importance are defined. Unfortunately, because the links were not working for me I could not get the flow of this StAIR. This StAIR could had also tapped into some of the learner background knowledge in order for them to grasp the subject better. It would be nice if students could have the chance to create their own Haiku’s with a set of given words and for them to see some individuals saying Haikus.

Time spent reviewing site: 30