|ABOUT THIS MOBILE APP|
Learn about and write diamante poems, which are diamond-shaped poems that use nouns, adjectives, and gerunds to describe either one central topic or two opposing topics (for example, night/day or winter/spring). Examples of both kinds of diamante poems can be viewed online or printed out.
Diamante poems follow a specific format that uses nouns on the first and last lines, adjectives on the second and fourth lines, and gerunds in the third and fifth lines. The tool provides definitions of the different parts of speech , reinforcing the connection between word study and writing.
Final work can be shared via e-mail or saved to the device's camera roll.
Designed for use in the school environment, this app features a simple profile system so that multiple users can create and store their own diamante poems on the same device without confusion.
This app mirrors our web-based student interactive Diamante Poems, so users familiar with one can easily adapt to the other. In fact, users can send their editable .rwt files to an email address and then open their poem right in the online tool!
Users can create profiles so that multiple students can easily use the same device.
Two examples of diamante poems as presented in the app.
Users fill in the various text boxes with the appropriate words, creating their poems.
Users can save their work to their own profile or email it as a .rwt file, which can be uploaded into the online version of the app.
Finished poems can be saved to the camera roll or emailed as .pdf files to friends or family.
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Lessons That Use This Mobile App
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Unit
This unit introduces students to a variety of poetic forms and elements, as they compile their own collections of poetry.
Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry
This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.
Grades 3 – 6 | Calendar Activity |  April 21
Students select a poem and create a Stapleless Book using the interactive tool.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 21
Students read and respond to Billy Collins' poem "Introduction to Poetry." Students then write about a favorite poem and imagine the perfect way to read it.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  October 3
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 K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 1
Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.