Poems for Teachers #3: Rubric for Enjoying a Firework Display

Each stanza of this poem follows the pattern of a Haiku: three lines of five syllables, seven syllables and then five syllables. The fact that there are five stanzas makes it balance.

Rubric for Enjoying a Firework Display

Wear your wellies and

a wooly hat pulled right down

to cover your ears.

Go with your best friend

so you can have lots of fun

but don’t lark about.

Make sure the fireworks

are properly organised

by someone who cares.

Look for a good spot

where you can see what’s going

on. Then stand well back.

Sniff the November

frosty night, stay warm as toast

and return home safe.

This poem was taken from Fun with Poems by Irene Yates. It mixes learning about Haikus with important safety information about fireworks.

How about: writing your own Haiku giving advice about how to stay safe on Bonfire Night?

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