Diamante Poems

So, what is a diamante poem?

A diamante – pronounced dee-uh-MAHN-tay – is an unrhymed seven-line poem. The beginning and ending lines are the shortest, while the lines in the middle are longer, giving diamante poems a diamond shape. “Diamante” is the Italian word for Continue reading


Language Arts: Poetry Booklet


Your task is to create a poetry booklet. On each page, it should have the following:

  1. Title Page
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Free Verse – about a hobby
  4. Rhyme Scheme – AABB – about food
  5. Rhyme Scheme – ABAB – about a mood (happy, sad, angry, etc)
  6. Couplet with at least one alliteration
  7. Couplet with at least one simile
  8. Any rhyme scheme with repetition
  9. Quatrain with at least 2 stanzas
  10. Two Cinquains
  11. Diamante



Scorecard: 1 2 3 4
Word Choice (Vocabulary) Limited vocabulary that does not communicate strongly or capture the reader’s interest. Words are clear but does not capture the reader’s interest. Some creative and unique words that create imagery and mood in the poem are used. Creative and unique words that create imagery and mood in the poem
Line breaks Line breaks are not properly used or not used at all. Basic understanding of where to place line breaks. The placement of lines and white space seems somewhat accurate and natural The placement of lines and space is accurate (according to poem rules)
Grammar & spelling More than 6 grammar and spelling mistakes 4-6 grammar and spelling mistakes 2-3 grammar and spelling mistakes There are no grammar and spelling mistakes
Creativity Little or no creativity Artwork present but lack neatness, creativity, and detail Artwork present, colorful and detailed Artwork and presentation of poems is neat, colorful, attractive and detailed
Content Ideas were unorganized and poems did not make any sense Poems had some structure but needs more organization and more originality Poems were organized and structured Central ideas flowed, content was original and poems were well organized



Newsletter: Week 13

Character Trait of the Month:  Organization

For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.”

Curricular Learning

Language Arts

This week, we will continue writing our poems. Over the break students are expected to complete several poems for their poetry booklet. The poetry booklet will require 10 poems – this will be explained in class on Sunday, Dec 18.


We will multiply and divide decimal numbers by 10, 100, and 1000 using mental strategies.


We will continue with our space exploration. We will discover what it would be like to live in space.

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