Language Resident/Assistant Name:
Day and Date:
Monday October 5, 2020
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):
Intermediate / Advanced
Class theme/topics discussed:
Goal of the class:
- Learn about Haiku
- Create haiku and kigo
How did you structure the class?
- Good news (5min) *We share positive stories at the beginning of each class.
- Today’s plan and watch a video: https://youtu.be/BNyPE93fXh8 (10 min)
- Example of “kigo” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_kigo#Autumn:_8_August_%E2%80%93_6_November (5 min)
- Break out room (2-3people) (25 min)
- How we appreciate season? Any new “kigo” that we can create that’s specific to American seasonal moments?
- What reminds us of seasons? What kind of things do we appreciate in a season? What do we do, see, hear, taste or feel in a season?
- Let’s make a haiku!
- Main room (15 min)
- Share the haiku each group made.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Class agreement, breakup rooms
Zoom, Breakout room, emails, YouTube and internet resources.
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
- They knew the basics of haiku. The video helped them understand a little deeper about haiku.
- “kigo” is an interesting concept. Instead of telling them this as a rule, I let them think about and come up with their own “kigo” in their own environment (American or California or whatever they think of)
- I believe it’s a nice activity to reflect how we are related to our environment, such as nature or seasonal events.
- This also turned into finding a little nice or memorable moment in their daily life relating to a season
- They enjoyed thinking of “kigo” and they explained how seasonal a certain word is to me, as I’m not quite familiar to American seasonal practice.
- They enjoyed making haiku, too, and they are using some techniques such as ji-amari (extra letter) or taigen-dome (ending a phrase with a noun)
- I also had them type their poem into the chat so I can make sure I know what they did and also I can save it.
- This was also finding a little nice or memorable moment in their daily life
How could this class be improved/ modified?
- We focused on fall as it’s fall now, but we can do this any seasons
- We can also do “senryu,” which is like haiku, but you do not need to use “kigo” in it. So this could be a little freer and more hilarious.
If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that). Please attach any handouts as well.
Student works (with my quick translation):
With Milky way, tonight’s moon is rare.
While enjoying the colorful fall tree leaves while it’s on fire in California
At Corn field, a skeleton is coming while dancing
BTS が来る (ビティエスがくる)
The season the flowers die, it’s also a season BTS comes here. Feels happy.
Taco Tuesday, also Thanksgiving, I’m eating too much
At dusk, I curve a pumpkin and light inside.
Fall time, I remember lots of colors.
Coming in the fall, I feel happy looking outside
In early spring, while waiting for a train, I saw the girl.
My homework is all blown away, thanks to a strong spring wind!
Cicada sounds, let’s spit out seeds with my sticky hands
The first rain, and then snow falls, the mountain sleeps
A huge rain fall, the peak of mountains become white as mountains sleeps
After the rain, the clounds are blown away and I see a white mountain.