Students are experimenting with fall poetry. They are writing diamante poems - a diamante poem takes the shape of a diamond. Each line uses specific types of words, like nouns, adjectives, and –ing words. It does not have to rhyme.
Students have discovered the thesaurus is a friend! If you are a writer, this wonderous book should be a quick reach. Thesaurus.com makes it even easier with online access. Microsoft Word's synonyms are easily accessed by simply right clicking the word in question. Students have added two great resources to their writer's toolbox.
It's a great time of the year to snuggle in and read. As the weather turns cooler, I'm enjoying homemade pumpkin spice lattes and the poets in Room 102.