Unit 5: A River’s Story
"Haiku" is an old, traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of three lines. The first and last lines have five syllables and the middle line has seven syllables. The lines don’t usually rhyme. Here's an example of a Haiku poem to show you the structure:
“I am first with five
Then seven in the middle --
Five again to end.”
You must write a haiku poem about the stage of the river that you have just researched. You can watch the video clips again, re-read your research notes and search the Internet for appropriate images to help inspire your poem.
- BBC Landscapes Unlocked: Rivers - Upper Course
- BBC Landscapes Unlocked: Rivers - Middle Course
- BBC Landscapes Unlocked: Rivers - Meanders
- BBC Landscapes Unlocked: Rivers- Lower Course
- BBC Landscapes Unlocked: Coast: Tourism
When you are finished, share your Haiku poem with the rest of the group and listen to each others' poems. Discuss what you liked about the poems and what you might change. Allow time to revise your poem if necessary. Record your ‘Haiku’ poem and save the audio file on to your computer.