Today’s guest poet poster is Anastasia Suen.
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Anastasia at age 12:
I wrote my first book when I was eleven. It was a picture book, and poetry wasn't far behind. I wrote poetry in junior high and high school.
Combining the two — picture books and poetry — is how I sold my first book, Air Show.
It's a poem about an air show. Yes, I write poetry about big machines!
My most recent picture book, Road Work Ahead is also a poem about machinery…
Road work ahead.
Move over. Go slow.
Look at them go.
Check out the interior spreads here!
I love to write about science and technology, so I'm doing more of that for National Poetry Month, and I invite you to join me! Give it a try and write a STEM haiku.
Q. How do you write a STEM haiku?
A. Try this.
- Select a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) topic.
- Brainstorm a list of words about your topic.
- Count the syllables in each word.
- Use the words to share a short STEM thought using the haiku format.
Q. What is the haiku format?
A. Haiku has 3 lines.
- The first line has 5 syllables.
- The second line has 7 syllables.
- The third and final line has 5 syllables.
- All About Haiku
- How to Write a Haiku | eHow.com
- KidZone Poetry – Haiku
- Haiku Poetry – FREE Presentations in PowerPoint format, Free Interactives and Games
Share your original STEM haiku at the STEM Friday blog.