Haiku KS2 Poetry Lesson


A complete poetry lesson based on a classic Japanese haiku: Matsuo Basho’s frog poem. Includes a PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. Also includes activities designed to help students create their own haikus. These activities are ideal for helping pupils consider word choice, editing, syllables and layout. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work.


The 12 slide PPT contains:
• The poem with supporting visual images
• Background information about the poet and poem
• Discussion questions
• Details of follow-up activities which explore how haikus are written and provide guidance supporting students in writing their own.

The resource also includes:
• A copy of the poem and translations. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight.
• Two differentiated comprehension worksheets. Worksheet A contains literal questions and an activity that requiring pupils to visualise the poem. Worksheet B contains more challenging activities requiring pupils to compare and contrast vocabulary and express their opinion.