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Haiku Poetry Scavenger Hunt & Lesson


Grade Levels:
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, and 6th Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1-2 class periods

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This haiku library lesson is perfect for National Poetry Month! Includes a two-part lesson that was designed for elementary librarians on the specials rotation. Students learn the rules for writing haiku, practice counting syllables, and have an opportunity to write their own haiku.

Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you!

This lesson has 83 slides & pages, and it includes:

  • 67-slide Lesson Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
    • All body text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
    • 30 slides are whole class lesson slides.
    • 32 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
  • Two (2) editable, differentiated scavenger hunts (3 pages, PowerPoint and PDF)
    • Students “hunt” for images and information in the Part 2 scrolling slides part of the presentation. This gives students something to focus on during library checkout and downtime.
    • “Easier” version – Students color the objects as they find them.
    • “Harder” version – Students answer questions about the information in the slides, plus find smaller images.
    • Answer key is included.
  • List of 18 recommended books to accompany this lesson (1 page, PowerPoint and PDF)
    • The list is editable and great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for related books.
  • Lesson tips and tricks (6 pages, PDF)
  • Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings for scrolling slides (2 pages, PDF)

IMPORTANT! Due to copyright law, read-aloud videos of the books are NOT included. You will have to record yourself reading the book, or do a live stream of the read-aloud for students to access the book. If your library owns the ebook(s), you could also share how to read or access ebooks through your online catalog or ebook management platform.

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Inquire – B.3. – C.1. – C.4.
  • Include – B.1. – D.1.
  • Collaborate – A.2. – D.1.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.4. – W.3.5. – W.3.6. – W.3.10.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.4. – W.4.5. – W.4.6. – W.4.10.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.5. – W.5.6. – W.5.10.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.4. – W.6.5. – W.6.10.

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Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Grade Levels

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Lesson Plan Included?


Teaching Duration

1 class period, 2 class periods


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