We just wrapped up a fun poetry unit in Language Arts – and my 5th graders had a blast!
I love introducing the kiddos to new forms of poetry – one of which is the Diamante Poem.
Diamante poems are 7-lined poems that are used to compare and contrast two opposite nouns. It gives students valuable practice in identifying and providing examples of different parts of speech, comparing/contrasting nouns, and writing different lines of poetry.
First, we discussed what words (what part of speech) go on each line. A great grammar review – and reinforcement for those who are still struggling! Then, we did a class example (Cats vs. Dogs). Finally, the students were free to start brainstorming and planning their rough drafts:
Then, once their rough drafts were edited by a classmate, they create their final project. I decided to throw in an art component (decorating the background) to stimulate my artistically-inclined kiddos:
Didn’t they do a phenomenal job?!?
If you’d like to try this project, you can download my FREE Diamante Poetry packet on TPT. It includes a definition, instructions for writing, brainstorming paper, and a final draft template.
If you download it, please leave some feedback! 🙂
Happy almost-weekend, friends!