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Poetry Power Printables

For Students 3rd - 7th
A collection of lessons calls kids to craft clever creations. Each of the 10 resources focuses on a single poetry form and includes an explanation of the form, rules to use when writing the form, and examples. Poems and poetry planning...
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How to Write a Diamante Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
A lesson begins with a description of a diamante poem and the rules to follow while writing one. Scholars examine the ins and outs of synonym and antonym diamantes, then compose an original poem using their newfound knowledge. 
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Diamante Poems

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
The blank page can be a huge hurdle to overcome when writing a poem. Take that hurdle away with an interactive format that enables pupils to write elegant diamante poems. After they add the first and last words in two separate fields,...
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Diamante Poem

For Students 3rd - 4th
A diamante poem, a form poem, compares two nouns using adjectives and participles. The instructional activity provided by Busy Teacher Café includes the definitions of these parts of speech, a model for the form, and a sample poem. The...
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Structured Diamante Poem

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Youngsters review nouns, adjectives and verbs. In this poetry lesson plan, readers choose a set of antonyms and create a list of synonyms, verbs and adjective for each. Students use the words to write a Diamante poem.
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Diamante Duos: characteristics of a diamante poem

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This resource on Diamante poems begins with a group activity that activates the class' thinking through a word association exercise. Next, they review the key elements of Diamantes. Then pupils practice their computer skills by designing...
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Lesson: One of These Things is Not Like the Other

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Kids kick of the instructional activity by comparing and contrasting the focus painting to other similar paintings of Native American women. They then compare their own personal portraits (photographs) in a similar way. They use the...
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Diamante Poems

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discuss what diamante stands for in English. They discover the elements of a Diamante poem by observing the teacher writing a poem. Using their journals, 3rd graders create their poem using different parts of speech and...
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Poetry Unit-Diamante Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars continue working on their ability to write and appreciate a variety of poetry. They practice parts of grammar such as selecting specific subjects, adjectives, and verbs to apply to the Diamante format while writing their...
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Diamante Duos

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders use PowerPoint and a digital camera to create a diamante and corresponding digital photo that compares unique attributes to those of another student. Finished photos and poems depict half of one student's attributes and...
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Diamante Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Louisiana musical landscape worksheet, middle schoolers write their Diamante poem that demonstrates the differences between two types of traditional music by following the 7 steps.
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How to Start a Poetry Journal

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Practice makes proficient! Using a journal of their choice, authors organize pages, then begin their writing journey of on-going writing practice in which they compose all poetic forms including diamante, limerick, free verse, and more!
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Structured Diamante Poem

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students review parts of speech such as nouns, adjectives, verbs, and antonyms. Students will brainstorm a list of different parts of speech, study the format of a Diamante poem, and choose their own words to create their own Diamante poem.
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"Forms" of Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Poetry isn't all sonnets and rhyming couplets! Introduce your class to three fun types of poetry: shape poems, acrostic poems, and diamante poems. Each type is explained, and an example is provided. Challenge your class to write one in...
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DIAMANTE POEMS

For Teachers 1st
First graders study the format of a diamante poem by connecting it to what they already know about structured poems. They examine the format, a diamante poem on Day/Night, use word cards to create a poem on Cat/Dog and then independently...
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Teaching Habitats

For Teachers 1st Standards
What makes up a habitat? Use this resource to engage first graders in the exploration of desert, wetland, forest, and ocean habitats. Youngsters classify plants and animals into the four distinct habitats through drawings and cutting and...
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Number The Stars Diamante Poem

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this language arts worksheet, students read the rules and format for a diamante poem. They fill in the lines on page 2 while following the guidelines.
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Geometry Poetry

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write an original diamante poem about a shape of their choice. They examine how to write a diamante poem, and select a shape and write a poem using Microsoft Word software.
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Language Arts: Writing Diamante Poems

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discover how to write diamante poems and review the parts of speech contained in them. After writing poems about their teacher, they create ones about themselves. The poems, assessed for creativity and handwriting, are then...
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Diamante

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read the word on their diamond and locate the student who has the diamond with the opposite of their diamond word. Once they have located their partner they will complete the diamond worksheet, following the directions in the...
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Ecosystem Diamante Poetry

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders demonstrate an understanding of ecosystems to enable them to identify the plants, animals, soil, and habitats that exist in each with an emphasis on conservation and preservation of those ecosystems.
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Diamante Poetry

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders review the definition poem they wrote in an earlier lesson plan. After reading an example poem, they are introduced to a diamante poem. They write their own poem and answer questions from the teacher to make sure they...
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Diamante Poem

For Students 4th - 5th
In this literacy worksheet, students create a unique diamante poem that is labeled with the parts of speech to guide the kind of words that should be used.
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Forest Fever

For Teachers 6th
Studetns explore the conect of forests.  In this forest investigation lesson, studetns identify several aspects and characteristics of forests with research.  Students also write diamante poems and 3D pictures. 

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