After reading about diamante poems for K-6 English, I felt inspired to write one of my own:
Engaging, motivating, compelling,
Tomorrow is another day,
Challenging, enriching, exciting,
This is certainly a great exercise to get children exploring different writing styles and for them to show their creative sides.
Steps for writing a diamante:
1. The topic
2. Two adjectives for the topic
3. Three action verbs ending in -ing.
4. Four word phrase.
5. Three action verbs ending in -ing.
6. Two adjectives for the topic.
7. Synonym for the topic.
I also love the idea of writing a poem in the shape of the topic. One idea that was mentioned was writing a poem about a tree or an animal. With the tree, the words of the poem actually formed a visual image of the leaves and branches. The example below shows some of the possibilities that are only limited by the child’s imagination.
I hope that you enjoy these inspiring ideas as much as I have!