April 29

Poetry Diamonds

This is an activity to practise vocabulary in a more creative way and can be done individually or as a group.

Pick a starting word and ask students to think of two words related to that first word. As you can see from the diagram below, students link words to previous words to form a five-line diamond. This is the basis for their poem. Ask them to use this structure to create a poem, using the words in the order they appear in the diamond.
Students can then read their poems to the class and decorate them.
From Maria Heron’s workshop From Vocab Box to Text, TESOL-SPAIN Conference, Sevilla 2009.

Posted April 29, 2009 by Teresa Bestwick in category Writing

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