Montage: The Book – Created and Edited by Allan Burns

This weekend I am rereading MontageThe Book (2010, 2012, The Haiku Foundation), Created and Edited by Allan Burns.

The Artwork is by Ron Moss, and the Foreword is by Peggy Willis Lyles.  The Book Design is by Red Moon Press (Winchester, VA).

This is a beautiful and unique book about haiku, with many poems and poets.

The Haiku Reading Plan for Grades 3 – 4 is an example of a lesson that features poems from Montage.  The poems are typed in the plan for teachers to use easily, and the plan links to the Montage galleries online.

Jim Kacian is the Editor for The Haiku Foundation Education Resources.

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Sharing Haiku Lesson 2 – The Haiku Foundation Digital Library

Jim Kacian and I completed a new lesson plan:

Sharing Haiku Lesson 2 – The Haiku Foundation Digital Library.

I will keep this post short, and hope you can look at the plan if you are interested.  It lists the 7 collections in THF Digital Library, and the lesson features a book by Ion Codrescu.  Garry Eaton is the volunteer librarian.

The Haiku Foundation is non-profit.

Thank you

Ellen Grace Olinger

The Daily Post One-Word Prompt: Collaboration

Collaboration – My volunteer work in education at The Haiku Foundation is collaboration.  The haiku lessons I write reflect my years of teaching and use their excellent resources.  Jim Kacian is the editor.  The Haiku Foundation is non-profit.

For new readers here, these are two examples of lessons I wrote for The Lessons for All Ages category:

Using Poems from the EarthRise Haiku Collaboration

Using Poems from Book of the Week

The work of many teachers, scholars, and poets is featured on the Education Resources page.

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In Loving Memory – Three Haiku

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These are haiku for my mother, Enola M. Borgh (1917 – 2004).  She would be so happy to know I am using my teaching gifts again at The Haiku Foundation.  She also volunteered after she retired; she taught English as a second language and worked at a nursing home.

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gentle spring winds
in evergreen trees
the friendship we grew

Mother’s Day
sorrow has become
stars

forget-me-nots
bloom everywhere
love endures

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Photos and poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

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“gentle spring winds” was published in Time Of Singing (Spring 2012).

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For Mother’s Day 2017