|The topic is PREJUDICE.|
|1) Right now, without stopping to plan or concentrate, write down the first 10 words you think of when you hear the word prejudice.|
|2) Now, look at those words, and write at least two more words to accompany each of your first 10 words, so that you end up with a list of at least 30 words. You can add phrases to your first words, descriptions, opposites, or synonyms.|
|3) Now, read over your entire list. Your job is to write a haiku about PREJUDICE. A. It can be literal; that is, a direct statement about PREJUDICE.|
|B. It can be figurative; that is, using imagery, metaphors, similes, personification, or the like to represent PREJUDICE.|
|C. It can be symbolic; that is, you may not mention PREJUDICE at all, but you use something else to stand for PREJUDICE.|
|4) As you write, try to follow these guidelines:|
|A. Your 1st line should have 5 syllables, your 2nd line should have 7 syllables,|
|and your 3rd line should have 5 syllables.|
|B. There should be a noticeable break between the 1st and 2nd line or between the 2nd and 3rd line.|
|C. The end should conclude with some thought-provoking comment.
D. If possible, use nature to convey your principle idea.
|E. The title of your poem should be PREJUDICE.|
|5) Share your draft with a classmate.|
|6) Write on a piece of nice to be displayed in the room. Be sure to put the title of the poem at the top of the page and your name at the bottom right of the page.|