The Haiku Podcasts: Student Voice Collage

We’ve now moving from reading and listening to poetry to writing and publishing poetry, and yesterday, we explored haikus as a form and structure of poetry. Some kids really love haiku; others, not so much. But volunteers from my four classes shared their poems for a podcast collage, and here it is:

I also brought them into Google Translate, and we converted a few of their haikus into Japanese symbols, and then used the audio button to translate their poems. This was one of those activities that I thought of in the last moment but which turned out to be the most engaging part of the lesson. They were amazed to see their poems in Japanese and had a blast listening to the “voice” read their poems to the class (over the speakers).
haiku translate

Peace (in the voices),

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