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How to Write a Diamond Poem

Suggested Grades

2+

Objective

This is a good poem format to help teach adjectives, verbs, and nouns.

Method

Line 1 - a one word noun
Line 2 - 2 adjectives that describe the noun
Line 3 - 3 verbs that the noun does
Line 4 - 4 things (nouns) that the top noun and the bottom noun has
Line 5 - 3 verbs that the bottom noun does
Line 6 - 2 adjectives that the describes the bottom noun
Line 7 - a one word noun that is opposite the top noun


Example:

                  cat
             furry, silky
       sleeping, purring, meowing
    tail,   fur,    tongue,   collar
       barking, playing, licking
            friendly, big
                  dog 

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