Written and Oral Expression

Students with language-based learning disabilities often experience difficulty with written and oral expression. Using diamante poems, which follow a specific, structured format, students utilize different parts of speech to create a poem on any given topic or opposing topics. When students have completed their poems, they can share them with the class.

What is a diamante poem? A diamante poem is a poem in the shape of a diamond. Rhyming is not necessary but each line requires a specific type of word like adjectives and –ing words. Diamante poems can be about one topic or about two opposite topics.

Strategies to Download

Diamante Poem Templates:

For a single topic.


For opposing topics.


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