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Slipping, Sliding, Tumbling: Reinforcing Cause and Effect Through Diamante Poems

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Slipping, Sliding, Tumbling: Reinforcing Cause and Effect Through Diamante Poems

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Sarah Dennis-Shaw

Avon, Massachusetts


International Literacy Association


Lesson Plans

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities


Professional Library



Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Talking Poetry with Blabberize

Students will be motivated to share their poetry through an online tool the features recording and animation.


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Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry

Diamante Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.


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Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 3

United States Congress officially adopted the position of Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry in 1985.

Students investigate the website of a past Poet Laureate's project and use it as a model to celebrate poetry that appeals most to them.


Grades   3 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 30

Participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Students select a poem and create a Stapleless Book using the interactive tool.


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Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Writing Starter

Diamante Poem

This tool will allow your students to create a diamante poem by reflecting on their knowledge of a topic and by using nouns, verbs, and adjectives in a creative manner.


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Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Developing Academic Thinking Skills in Grades 6-12: A Handbook of Multiple Intelligence Activities

These skill-based activities will help students develop the academic thinking skills and language to understand challenging content concepts.


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