Diamonte (dee-a-MON-tay)

This Diamonte (dee-a-MON-tay) writing prompt also includes:

Did you say a diamonte? Ask your young poets to craft and polish this gem of a form poem. The fifth in a series of ten poetry writing exercises.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have poets illustrate their poems and post their work around the classroom
  • Collect the poems into a book for the classroom library
  • At the end of the unit, have kids collect all 10 of their poems into a poetry notebook
  • Create a diamonte for a character in a story the class is currently reading or has read
Pros

  • The packet includes specific directions, a model, and a diamonte poem planner
  • A great way to imbed a grammar lesson
Cons

  • None