Fall looks like...
Fall smells like ...
Fall tastes like...
Fall sensory poems are also an enjoyable way to teach onomatopoeia (written sounds). It is the perfect season for: Crunch! Crackle! Hoot!
Haiku is a lovely way to teach children about syllable structure. While it was a bit tricky for my students yet in second grade it is a good opportunity to practice as a group. Most students third grade and older should be ready to take on the haiku challenge independently. Perhaps it would be best to begin by providing a seasonal object (apple, pumpkin, leaf, scarecrow) for students to focus their poem on.
For those unfamiliar with Haiku, the structure is as follows:
the scarecrows stand tall
At the beginning of the year in my second grade class the students enjoyed writing Fall is form poems to learn about the differences between nouns and verbs. After writing their poems the students choose whether to present their poems in song, with actions, or with illustrations.