Diamond, or diamante poems, are a wonderful way for young writers to ease into poetry writing while developing the following skills:
Comparing and contrasting
Synthesizing knowledge of a topic
Using parts of speech
A diamond poem allows students two show their knowledge of a topic or concept using very few words. The diamond poem requires students to think deeply about a topic by comparing and contrasting the attributes of two concepts.
Rough draft AND final draft pages
Sample Diamond Poems
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