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Three Period Lesson
Oral Language
  Oral language exercises
  Enrichment of Vocabulary
  Language Training
Written Language
  Written language exercises
  Graphic Symbols and their Key Sounds
  Sound Games
  Sandpaper Letters
  Moveable Alphabet
  Metal Insets
  Sorting Symbols
  Writing on Paper
  Upper and lower case letters
  Capial letters, Periods, Commas and Questions Marks
  Creative Writing
  Phonetic Object Box
  Phonogram Object Box
  Activity Words
  Puzzle Words 1
  Little Booklets
  Reading Folders
  Phonogram Dictionnary
  Puzzle Words 2
  Reading Classification
Total Reading
  Function of Words
  The Article
  The Adjective
  Logical Adjective Game
  Detective Adjective Game
  The Conjunction
  The Preposition
  The Verb
  The Adverb
  Logical Adverb Game
  Aspects of the Verb
  Continuation of Commands
Reading Analysis
  Simple Sentence Stage 1
  Simple Sentence Stage 2
  Word Study
Language Summary
  Writing and Reading
Cultural Work
  Music and Dance
  Biological Science
  Physical Science

Creative Writing


-Creative writing is an avenue for self-expression but can also serve to communication. It can bring pleasure to both writer and reader. The first preparation of the child’s creative writing includes a richness of experience and a fullness of vocabulary for this experience.  Broad experience will give the child the ideas of what to say and how to say it. It also gives the child much to think about and reflect upon.
The child learns to share his experiences with others and how to communicate them to others. The child given different experiences in creative writing becomes more self-confident in his own creative writing. This begins in the Oral Work done in language such as telling a story. The child’s creative expression continues when he writes his own thoughts and stories with the Moveable Alphabet. When he begins to master handwriting, he will be gaining the skill to writing his own thoughts.
Encouragement from the adult and confidence in the child will help the child to succeed.

Writing a Haiku

Haiku is a major poetic form in Japan. A Haiku is very much like a painting. It conveys a
picture of delicacy, one that can be perceived readily by intuition. One writes a Haiku without
much logical reasoning. It reflects crystallization of a thought represented by a
picture in words. One renders a clearly realized image in words.

A Haiku consists of three lines, each line representing and element. The elements can be
answered to “what”, “where”, “when”. A Haiku, strictly speaking, includes some reference to
a season, wither directly or implied. This is to connect all of man’s thoughts with nature to
connect man to nature.

It is important to be direct, to describe something as it is. There must be a unifying elements
to the three statements. In Japanese, a Haiku follows a 5-7-5 pattern, meaning that the first
line has five syllables, the second has seven syllables, and the third line has five syllables. The
mathematic relationship of these numbers is a harmonious one. Haiku may be written in more
or less syllables, especially in other languages. Simpleness must bring out the essence, rather
than too many descriptive adjectives and adverbs.


Snow having melted,
The whole village is brimful
Of happy children.

Dragonfly catcher
How far have you gone today
In your wondering?

O leaves, ask the breeze
Which of you will scatter first
From the verdant trees

No sky and no earth
At all. Only the snowflakes
Fall incessantly

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