Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lunchbreak Diamante Poem Cardinal Flower vs Cardinal

Cardinal Flower
Crimson, Wet
Standing, Emergent. Reaching
Flower, Spike, Singer, Flier
Flitting, Crunching, Flashing
Red, Feathered
I like to use Diamante poems for comparison contrast in my science class.
They always compare two different things and always follow this pattern:
2 Adjectives about that noun.
3 participles about that noun
4 nouns, first 2 are about the top noun, second 2 are about the bottom noun.
3 participles about the bottom noun.
2 adjectives about the bottom noun.
Give it a try and show off in the comment section.
(These are not limericks so keep it clean, you rascals!)


Thunder Dave said...

For crying out loud I'm from Kansas I can't even pronounce participles! ;-)

Anonymous said...

You are such a...a...teacher!

Floridacracker said...

I thought in Kansas it was the word Evolution that was unpronounceable.

It's a curse.

lisa said...

I am not even going to touch that one with a ten foot pole;)

Miz S said...

Florida Cracker
Clever, Kind
Searching, Capturing, Releasing
Daddy, Teacher, Sunshine, Refuge
Growing, Glowing, Dying
Beautiful, Crowded

who wouda thunk it?? said...

I had a participle once, but the doctor lanced it and it went away! hahaha

Floridacracker said...

Okay, so far, Miz S is rocking the poetry contest.

robin andrea said...

I'm going to have to give this some thought, FC. I like the challenge.

Miz S said...

No! Close the poetry contest NOW! I do not want to go up against Robin.

Dani said...

GAH!!! I can't think of anything right now. Been spending the morning cleaning the carpet to get rid of the poodle puppy gifts.

robin andrea said...

Morning Sunlight
Early, Cool
Beginning, Lightening, Singing
Dawn, Daybreak, Rays, Heat
Shining, Warming, Brightening
Golden, Beautiful

I'm not sure I followed the directions correctly. It's been a long time since I've been in the 7th grade! Interesting exercise.

Miz S made me laugh out loud. I always appreciate that!

elpbulls said...

Bear(our Bear)
Sleek Strong
Chasing, Loving, Licking
Jester, Pet, King, Predator
Roaming, Hunting, Surviving
Fearsome, Majestic
Black Bear

Love you!!!

DHarper said...

Slender, Sunloving
Swimming, Wading, Stretching
Snakebird, Darter, Predator, Feline
Tracking, Stalking, Ambushing,
Solitary, Predatory

Floridacracker said...

Arrrrghhh! They are all too good!

Floridacracker said...


Well all of them of course!
You think I could pick one of those over the other?

Loved Miz S's Florida words!

Loved Emma's comparison of our Bear dog to the real thing. Shameless nepotism, but the poem stands alone.

Loved Robin's insight to the subtle beauty of changing light conditions.

Loved D Harper's capture of the wonderful anhinga (all so true!) and the shy bobcat.

Super job poets.

Thanks so much for playing along.