How to Haiku: Lesson Plan

Written by Anna Yin and Designed by the League of Canadian Poets.

We hope you enjoy this lesson plan available for broad use as an educational material in schools, libraries and classrooms or for informal use at home, work, or in our community.

Available in two formats:

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For Teachers: Check out the accompanying document How to Appreciate and Write Haiku Lesson by Anna Yin.

Anna Yin immigrated to Canada in 1999, authored five poetry collections and edited/translated Mirrors and Windows (Guernica Editions) in 2021. Anna won the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award, two MARTYs, two scholarships from USA and three grants from Ontario Arts Council. Anna was appointed to be Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate in 2015. Her poems/translations have appeared at Queen’s Quarterly, ARC Poetry, New York Times, China Daily, CBC Radio, World Journal. She performed on Parliament Hill, at Austin International Poetry Festival, Edmonton Poetry Festival and universities in China, USA and Bangladesh.  She teaches Poetry Alive. Her website: