This week students created Viking poetry. We did this in Socials as part of our Viking unit, but it also hit English PLOs. Students created a diamante poem and a shape poem. They could write about anything that had to do with the Vikings and what we had been learning. They demonstrated their understanding of Viking life through fun poems, rather than a traditional test or writing activity. The students got right into it. The examples below show a student who wrote the poem and decked it out to look really old, a student who wrote the poem in the Viking alphabet (and included the translation for me), and a few cool shape poems.