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Diamante Poems


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Diamante Poems

Grades 3 – 12
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Activities & Projects

Grades   5 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Write a Gem of a Poem

Learn about diamante poems, and then consider the idea of cause and effect before working it into the diamante poem format.


Grades   2 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Poetic Memories of Summer

Use the sun-splashed days of summer to inspire children to write poetry. Interactive, online poetry tools guide them as they explore the writing process.


Grades   K – 6  |  Activity & Project

School Day Extension

Use the Word Mover mobile app to bring school home! A printout from school is used to generate a word bank and then create story or poem, which a child uses to “teach” a concept to a family member or caregiver.


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Tips & How-To's

Grades   K – 6  |  Tip & How-To

Help a Child Write a Poem

Encourage creativity and word play by helping a child recognize the elements of a poem and explore different ways of writing one.


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Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Writing It Out

Make a Magnetic Poetry Set

Children can make their own magnetic poetry set. Watch as the refrigerator becomes a space for literary art.


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Podcast Episodes

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Playful Poetry Books to Share

In this episode, Emily and guest Sylvia Vardell explore fun ways to read poetry with children.




"S" Is for Poetry

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