Diamante Worm Poems

As an extension to our worm unit, we wrote diamante poems about worms.  This is easy, fun, and a nice little writing activity that introduces the children to a different poetry format.

So what is a diamante poem?  It's basically a poem in the shape of a diamond.  Here's how it works.

Line 1:  One noun, the subject of the poem
Line 2:  Two adjectives that describe the noun in line 1
Line 3:  Three participles ending in ing to describe the noun in line 1
Line 4:  One noun, or another way to say the noun in line 1
(We used line 4 to name a worm that we imagined to be a pet.)

Our four line diamante poem is a modified version.  If you'd like more examples check out ReadWriteThink, by clicking on the logo below.

For our lesson, we started with the noun, worm.  Then we brainstormed adjectives and action words ending in ing that described a worm.  Finally, for line 4, I asked the children to imagine that they had a worm as a pet, and to think of a name for their pet worm. Here are a few examples of our poems.

And now it's time for a few more gummy worms!

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  1. These poems are amazing! Love the presentation of them!
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  2. Tagged you....but I am suggesting FReeze tag:)

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  3. These are very sweet poems ... but I'm seriously worried about the kid in your class who wrote "cookie" as another way to say "worm"! Ha ha! You better keep a close eye on that one :)

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  4. So cute! I'm doing a mini worm unit with Earth day. Your poems turned out so cute!
    I'm a new follower :)

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  5. I love Read Write Think and your worm poems are too cute!

    Head over to Room 114 when you a get minute, we tagged you :)


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  6. Very nice post i really like your blog.Thanks
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  7. I just did diamante poems with my class today. Mine were about baseball. I love when poetry is made easy for the kids and they feel successful. I am your newest follower. Please stop by and visit sometime.
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  8. Beautiful post, love diamante poems!

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