Writing Tips


A haiku is a form of poetry (originating from Japan) that is made up of 17 syllables.  Syllables are the number of breaks in a word.  For example, Miss Pauley is THREE syllables.  Traditionally, the form for a haiku goes like this:

5 syllables

7 syllables

5 syllables

Running down the hall,

a fourth grader blindly bumped

into Mister Bartz.



“If you want to be an author, don’t be a writer.  Be a rewriter.”

“The cover of a book is a door.”

“Reading is not what you do.  It’ a place that you go.”

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