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DIAMANTE POEMS (Mr. Rasmussen’s class)

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Description: Diamond-shaped poems with 7 lines. Incorporates oral, analytical thinking, reading and writing skills.

Sample Diamante:

Seasons Winter Rainy, cold Skiing, skating, sledding Mountains, wind, breeze, ocean Swimming, surfing, scuba diving Sunny, hot Summer

WARM-UP ACTIVITIES

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.

INSTRUCTIONS

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)

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