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

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Diamante poetry and the children's march

  1. 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. 2. AND THE WORLDSTUDENTS SPOKE AND LISTENED…MARCHED
  3. 3. AND SOMETIMES WITHMARCHING TOGETHER, OTHERS
  4. 4. AND WATER, LOTS OFTHERE WERE DOGS… WATER…
  5. 5. TO HIGHLIGHT WHAT WE BY FINDING THE WORDS TOHAVE LEARNED… DESCRIBE THIS EVENT.
  6. 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. 7.  Freedom  Precious, Exclusive  Appreciated, Loved, Protected  Jewel, Right, Restraint, Hate Confined, Controlled, Condemned  Expensive, Heartless  Discrimination
  8. 8.  Justice,  Freedom, Rights  Cared, Loved, Respected  We Will Be Free  Confined, Uncaring, Dead  Horrible, Cruel Slavery
  9. 9.  Freedom  Unrestrained, Power  Independence, Liberty, Rights  Freedom Gives Everyone Opportunities  Restricted, Contained, Caged Imprisoned, Trapped Slavery
  10. 10.  Discrimination  Unfairness, Prejudged Unfavored, acumened, hatred  All people deserve justice  Fairness, Tolerance  Justice
  11. 11.  Freedom  People, Precious  Loved, Released, Protected  Rights, Free, Controlled, Captive Imprisoned, Condemned, Ignored  Powerless, Hopeless  Captive
  12. 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. 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. 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.

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