Diamante

If you teach language arts you’ve probably come across this little poem once or twice. It’s called a diamante, and it can be used to compare/contrast, use synonyms and antonyms, and several other concepts I have yet to discover.

I choose this usually as a Thursday/Friday activity and a way to either get artwork on the wall and review a concept at the same time. Usually I work with participles since students usually are familiar with the idea of an “ing” verb, but not familiar with the terminology.

Read, Write, Think has a great technological and printable resources for this poem (this links to a template since the tech resource has a printable example). I put my examples from students below. I usually tweak the template to include 4 topic related nouns in the middle because the four word phase seems a bit difficult.

diamante

Advertisements

About schmeggo

Hi there and welcome to my little piece of web. I am a wife, a step mom,mom, and a teacher among other things. I am addicted to school supplies and getting things for as little as possible. During July and August I spend Sundays coming the papers and stalking my local Staples trying to find items at prices that I can get over 120 of them. During the school year, this is a personal blog of educational interest. I am by no means an expert on education and child rearing, but through trial and error, I hope we can help each other out. Whether you are buying for one or one-hundred, kindergarten to college, I hope that my little web space can help you find something trendy or cheap to make back to school on any day easier.
This entry was posted in my classroom, school, teaching and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s