Let Your Writing Sparkle: How to Write a Diamante Poem
Learn how to write these clever poems, which not only look good but showcase your understanding of nouns, verbs, adjectives, synonyms and antonyms.
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Non-rhyming poems are a perfect way to explore how to use language simply but very effectively. When a diamante poem is thrown into the mix, you have something that looks good as well as showcasing the language. As its name suggests, diamante poems are diamond-shaped; created with a particular format of words per line and a combination of nouns, adjectives and verbs. It may sound a little technical but as we break down the simple ‘formula’, learners will be writing like professionals in no...
Students will: Understand what a diamante poem is and how it is structured Use nouns, adjectives and verbs in their poems Gain an understanding of synonyms and antonyms Learn about transition points and identify them in their poem Produce two different styles of diamante poems.
Writing is my passion and as well as majoring in English at university, along with Theatre Arts, I've almost 20 years of experience in teaching English in primary schools. Over those years, I have worked regularly with groups of children specifically on English writing skills and teaching creative writing online. I have written poetry in many styles and have studied different genres of poetry and learned over the years how to break down then construct various types of poems.
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1 file available upon enrollmentA notebook or paper and something to write with, or a device to use for writing. Optional: a template is provided for learners to print out and use in class. While learners can write their poems without it, it may help to give students practice and build confidence in setting out their poems without worrying too much at an early stage about getting the words in exactly the right place to create the diamond shape. As we’ll be writing two types of poem, it may help to have two copies of the second template (which has paler lines and doesn’t include the word guide)
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55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
All content is age appropriate
All class content is created by me, including the poems we look at as examples. For source material, I draw on years of experience in the classroom and from my own studies, both academically and as a personal interest.
Building confidence and a love of learning with a student centred approach and fun along the way.
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Hello and thank you for stopping by to find out a little more about me. I hail from the UK and live in Kent (the bottom right-hand corner as you look at the map!) I graduated from the University of Exeter with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree...