Diamante poetry and the children's march

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Taken from images of the Children's March, and a Diamante poetry lesson from Read, Write, Think.org 2004

Taken from images of the Children's March, and a Diamante poetry lesson from Read, Write, Think.org 2004

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  • 1. Creating Poetry from AdvocacyWords are PowerDiamante Poetry about the Children’s March It doesnt matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always. - Oprah Winfrey
  • 2. AND THE WORLDSTUDENTS SPOKE AND LISTENED…MARCHED
  • 3. AND SOMETIMES WITHMARCHING TOGETHER, OTHERS
  • 4. AND WATER, LOTS OFTHERE WERE DOGS… WATER…
  • 5. TO HIGHLIGHT WHAT WE BY FINDING THE WORDS TOHAVE LEARNED… DESCRIBE THIS EVENT.
  • 6.  A Diamante poem is based on contrasting words or ideas and shaped like a diamond. Diamante consists of seven lines, which move from one concept to the opposite following a pattern.
  • 7.  Freedom  Precious, Exclusive  Appreciated, Loved, Protected  Jewel, Right, Restraint, Hate Confined, Controlled, Condemned  Expensive, Heartless  Discrimination
  • 8.  Justice,  Freedom, Rights  Cared, Loved, Respected  We Will Be Free  Confined, Uncaring, Dead  Horrible, Cruel Slavery
  • 9.  Freedom  Unrestrained, Power  Independence, Liberty, Rights  Freedom Gives Everyone Opportunities  Restricted, Contained, Caged Imprisoned, Trapped Slavery
  • 10.  Discrimination  Unfairness, Prejudged Unfavored, acumened, hatred  All people deserve justice  Fairness, Tolerance  Justice
  • 11.  Freedom  People, Precious  Loved, Released, Protected  Rights, Free, Controlled, Captive Imprisoned, Condemned, Ignored  Powerless, Hopeless  Captive
  • 12. Line 1 Noun Opposite of line 7Line 2 Adjective, Adjective Description of line 1Line 3 Verb, verb, verb -ing or -ed words describing line 1Line 4 Four words or a four First two about line 1, word phrase second two about line 7 Or A phrase that describes the relationship between line 1 and line 7Line 5 Verb, verb, verb -ing or –ed words describing line 7Line 6 Adjective, adjective Description of line 7Line 7 Noun Opposite of line 1
  • 13. Words That Describe Opposite Nouns Action Verbs or PhrasesThe Children’s MarchFreedom Trapped Marching to bring changeBrave Cowardly Marching to New IdeasAcceptance Racism Bigotry breeds only hate
  • 14.  After generating lists and ideas together, complete your diamante poem map. Write two versions of your poem, and then share with a partner and revise Copy your final poem and turn in at the end of the period. We will post the poetry on our blogs after final revision and editing.