Center Focus

Haikon Mosaics

A haikon is haiku written around a picture while describing it.
  1. Have students create their haiku. Haiku is a poem written in 3 lines, having 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, and 5 syllables in the last line.
  2. On plain white paper have students sketch a design describing their haiku in light pencil.
  3. Using little torn pieces of construction paper, students will form their picture into a mosaic by gluing on the pieces.
  4. They will complete their haikon by writing their haiku around the edge of their mosaic in dark marker.
  5. Mount these on large pieces of construction paper to display.

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