Roaring, Squealing, Purring: Expressing Ourselves Through Diamante Animal Poems

In this 3-day course, learners will write, edit, and share a diamante poem about their favourite animals using verbs, adjectives, and nouns.
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40 minutes

per class

3x per week

over 1 week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will learn or review the parts of speech and practice finding and choosing the most specific words they can to paint a picture in the reader's mind. They will learn the components and structure of a diamante poem, learn about synonyms and antonyms, write their own poems, practice editing, and practice sharing in front of a group. 
I am a registered and practising primary school teacher and have taught diamante poems in my classroom. 
There is no required homework, but I will offer a customised activity for learners to complete offline after each half-hour online session. 
Learners will need either lined paper and a pen or pencil or the ability to type fluently on the computer. It is recommended to also come to class with a water bottle. 
Optional: I will provide a printable for the students to bring to class to facilitate an activity. If you don't have a printer, this is not necessary. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners will self- and peer-assess during the class with teacher support. I am happy to also provide detailed feedback to families on the learner's progress upon request for no additional charge. 
2 hours per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Madeleine Lifsey, M.A.T. (she/her)Student-centred, inquiry-based educator and yoga teacher
109 total reviews
232 completed classes

About Me

Hello, my name is Madeleine (pronouns she/her), and I'm so excited to get to know you and learn with you! I am passionate about education as a means to empower children to change the world. My students and I learn through engaging small group... 
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