Students use poetry to convey important ideas about energy conservation with this writing activity.
Skills supporting learning standards: vocabulary development, poetry writing, conducting research
In this activity, students use their language skills and knowledge of energy conversation to create a diamante poem. Copy and distribute the "Words to Conserve" reproducible activity to your students. Read the directions and review key parts of speech as a group. Have students work independently or in pairs to write their poems.
When done, challenge students to research additional energy-conservation habits and create a shape poem to convey the tips. Students might create the poems in the shape of a compact fluorescent lightbulb (CFL), a power cord, or some other electric appliance.