WALT entertain the reader - Diamantes are diamond-shaped poems ‘that contrast’ two nouns.
Step 1: Think of two nouns that are complete opposite of each other. Write one on Line 1 and the other on Line 7.
Step 2: On Line 2, write two adjectives that describe the noun on Line 1.
Step 3: On Line 3, write three “-ing” words (verbs) that relate to Line 1.
Step 4: On Line 4, write a short phrase about line 1 and line 7.
Step 5: On Line 5, write three “-ing” words (verbs) that relate to Line 7
Step 6: On Line 6, write two adjectives that describe the noun on Line 7.
Step 7: On Line 7 you will have your noun that you thought of in Step 1.
Skiing, snowball fighting, sledding
Icicles and snowflakes, family holidays
Swimming, suntanning, sweltering
Now have a go at writing your own diamante poem.
Teaching, talking, playing
Makes kids giggle, smiling all day
Spying, laughing, eating
Loving, sleeping, laying
Lazy and crazy, pouncing in the leaves
Exciting, playing, yelping