I just found out that Teacher Appreciation Week ended yesterday. If you were to write a poem to a teacher that you appreciate, I am certain your teacher would appreciate that poem. So let’s give it a try. Today’s poem is called a diamante, or diamond, and was created by a teacher named Iris Tiedt. So you could say that today’s poem is of the teacher, by the teacher and for the teacher. The diamante is a seven-line, diamond-shaped poem in this form:
Line 1: noun or subject, one word
Line 2: two adjectives describing the subject
Line 3: three words ending in -ing relating to the subject.
Line 4: two words describing the subject and two words describing its opposite
Line 5: three words ending in -ing relating to the opposite
Line 6 two words describing the opposite of the subject
Line 7 one word opposite of Line 1
Here is an example that I really like:
Rain by Maanasa
Slipping, Sliding, Splashing
= === Here comes the rainbow ====
Playing, Dancing, Singing
You might want your first word to be teacher and the last word to be student. Whatever you do, write something that would be meaningful for your teacher. Click on the picture below to write your own diamante poem. When you are done you can print it out to give to your teacher. Don’t forget to share it with us either by commenting or by posting it on the Little Poets facebook group.