WALT entertain the reader - Diamante 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.
Crushing, crashing, flipping
Bumping cars...driving slow
Turning, skidding, driving
Barking, sniffing, growling
Fast at running...sleeps all day
Purring, scratching, meowing
Crashing, turning, driving
Using petrol...good for racing
Jumping, flipping, stunting
Sticking, eating, hiding
Moves slow all day...slithering about
striking, killing, searching