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Haiku Tunnel Books PDF Directions

This is one of my favorite resources in my TpT store… Haiku Tunnel Books! This project uses postcards to inspire students to write their own haiku poem and turn it into a tunnel book.

A tunnel book is a three-dimensional movable book that you read by looking right through the middle of it. Originally from the mid-18th century, tunnel books are enjoying renewed popularity as an art form in their own right.

The tunnel books you’ve seen may have looked complicated, but my method simplifies this process. Students from 3rd or 4th grade and up can be successful in making these charming tunnel books. With this lesson, students use a postcard as a prompt for writing an original haiku poem. Then they create a tunnel book to illustrate their haiku.

My 12-page pdf explains how to write a haiku and gives you several examples to share with your students. Then it takes you step-by-step through the process of creating tunnel books to illustrate your haikus. This project uses common materials and a minimum of prep. A student gallery of haiku tunnel books will inspire you to do this lesson with your own students!

You can find my Haiku Tunnel Books resource in my store on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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