Lesson Plan

Halloween Diamante Poems

Show your Halloween spirit by creating funny, creepy or trick-or-treating themed Diamante poems. Following the poem template, students will review parts of speech while creating festive masterpieces to share with the class.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to create a poem that shows their understanding of nouns, adjectives and present participle verb tense.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Halloween Diamante Poem Template
  • Read the following poem to your class:

"All Hallows Night" By Lizette Woodworth Reese

Two things I did on Hallows Night:— 
Made my house April-clear; 
Left open wide my door 
To the ghosts of the year.

Then one came in. Across the room 
It stood up long and fair— 
The ghost that was myself— 
And gave me stare for stare.
  • Tell students that poetry is one way that we can get into the spirit of holidays.
  • Tell them that they will learning how to write a poem called a diamante poem with a Halloween theme.