Teaching Sijo

resources for teachers

The sijo is a traditional structured three-line Korean poetic form. It has been the most popular form of lyric verse in Korea for over five hundred years and is considered a classic example of traditional Korean fine arts. Through the sijo, students may be introduced to not only a unique, lesser-known form of poetry, but also a culture little explored.

Here you can find resources intended to aid teachers interested in bringing the sijo to their classrooms.

Teaching Examples
  • Video index - Video examples of three teachers using the sijo in their classes. Includes Ms Tracy Kaminer (Randolph-Macon Academy, Front Royal, VA), Ms Elizabeth Jorgensen and Ms Heidi Hamilton (Arrowhead Union High School, Hartland, WI), and Mr Chuck Newell (Notre Dame High School, Chattanooga, TN).
  • Video lecture - Video example of an impromptu class of elementary-age students being taught sijo by Ms Elizabeth Jorgensen (Arrowhead Union High School, Hartland, WI).
Teaching Guides

More Information on our Resources page

About Sijo

Sijo lectures by David McCann

Sijo lecture series by Mark Peterson