DIAMANTE POEMS (Mr. Rasmussen’s class)
Description: Diamond-shaped poems with 7 lines. Incorporates oral, analytical thinking, reading and writing skills.
Seasons Winter Rainy, cold Skiing, skating, sledding Mountains, wind, breeze, ocean Swimming, surfing, scuba diving Sunny, hot Summer
Link the diamante poems to events or experiences such as a nature walk, different kinds of music, seasons, sports/activities, animals, closure for a certain class activity/unit, an end-of-term remembrance, etc.
Line 1: Winter = 1 NOUN (TOPIC A) Line 2: Rainy, cold = 2 ADJECTIVES (describing topic A) Line 3: Skiing, skating, sledding = 3 ACTIONS (describing topic A) (verb + -ing) Line 4: Mountains, wind, breeze, ocean = 2 NOUNS describing topic A + 2 NOUNS describing topic B Line 5: Swimming, surfing, scuba diving = 3 ACTIONS (describing topic B) (verb + -ing) Line 6: Sunny, hot = 2 ADJECTIVES (describing topic B) Line 7: Summer = 1 NOUN (TOPIC B - OPPOSITE TOPIC)