Diamante Poetry. Whitney Jones ShaneQua York ECED 4300 A Dr. Tonja Root Spring 2010 4 th grade. Whitney Jones: Prewriting. Georgia Performance Standard: ELA4W4 The student consistently uses a writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing. The student
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Diamante Poetry Whitney Jones ShaneQua York ECED 4300 A Dr. Tonja Root Spring 2010 4th grade
Whitney Jones: Prewriting • Georgia Performance Standard: ELA4W4 The student consistently uses a writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing. The student • Plans and drafts independently and resourcefully. • Primary Learning Outcome: a. The student will independently plan to write a diamante poem, using the given graphic organizer.
Diamante Poetry: • has exactly seven lines. • is in the shape of a diamond.
Diamante must follow the following format, line-by-line: 1 noun that contrasts to line #7 2 adjectives that describe line #1 3 action verbs that relate to line 1 Four nouns (two relating to noun; two relating to antonym) 3 actions verbs that relate to line #7 2 adjectives that describe line #7 1 noun that contrasts to line #1
Prewriting • Plan for writing (brainstorm) • Decide a topic • Decide your audience
DIAMANTE BRAINSTORM Directions: Think of some nouns, adjectives, and gerunds (–ing words) that remind you of the topic(s) of your diamante poem. Brainstorm as many words as you can, then use the best to write your poem. My diamante poem will be about ______________________________ Diamante Brainstorming. Retrieved April 5, 2010, from Read, Write, Think.com: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson823/brainstorm.pdf
Published Example Take your Time... Vacation Happy, fun Sleeping, dancing, traveling Liberty, car, beach, night Exciting, interesting, moving Unhappy, boring Work Tellini, R. (n.d.). Take your time. Published poem, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. Retrieved April 5, 2010, from PIZZAZ, Creative Writing & Storytelling, Opp-Beckman website: http://www.uoregon.edu/~leslieob/diamantes.html
Our Turn… Let’s Practice! Shared Pen on: Summer/Winter
Prewriting Assessment Activity • Complete graphic organizer. (Diamante Brainstorming) • Topic: Day/Night
ShaneQua York • Drafting: Diamante Poetry • ELA4W4 The student consistently uses a writing process to develop, revise, • and evaluate writing. The student • Plans and drafts independently and resourcefully . • PLO: The students will independently create a first draft of a diamante poem.
Diamante poetry form of writing • Shape Of A Diamond • 7 Lines • Does Not Have To Rhyme • Two Opposing Topics • Specific Types Of Words • Nouns • Adjectives • And –ing Words
Drafting Diamante poetry • Diamantes Do Not Need Titles • Choose Most Descriptive Words From Your Brainstorming • Be Sure To Use The Specific Order • Must Form A Diamond Shape
Diamante Poem Format ______________________ One noun ______________________ ______________________ Two adjectives describing noun ______________________ ______________________ __________________ Three –ing verbs describing noun _________________________________________________________________ Four nouns (two relating to noun; two relating to antonym) ______________________ ______________________ ___________________ Three –ing verbs describing antonym ______________________ ______________________ Two adjectives describing antonym ______________________ antonym of noun
Published example Winter Cold, dark, Snowing, blowing, freezing, Hats, coats, mittens, boots— Sledding, skiing, laughing Frosty, nippy, New Year ReadWriteThink. (2005). Sample Diamante Poems. Retrieved from http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson823/samples.pdf
Practice Activity • Shared Pen • Teacher Guided • Topic: Summer/Winter
Assessment Activity • It’s Your Turn To Draft • Use the Topic: Day/Night • Create A Draft Using Your Diamante Brainstorming Chart • Fill In Blanks On Diamante Poem Format