Poetry Assessment – Lapbook Style

Poetry is one of my ALL TIME favorite topics to teach. It used to be scary. Yes I’ll admit that, but I’ve come to see it for what it can be.

I’m a Shel Silverstein funny poetry is my jam type of person. I love to laugh and love incorporating that into the classroom. BUT there came a time where that was not the most feasible and (I’m shaking my head as I write this!) going to help my kids with what they needed to know for the test. We all know what I mean by test (squinty SQUINTY eyes)

My rigor needed to increase and I wanted a way for my students to show what they knew about types. A portfolio type poetry assessment!

 
 
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I realized after planning all my lessons, checking with Common Core, and state standards that I wanted some poetry assessment that would be fun for my students and a twist on the traditional group of poems.  
 
My students have fallen in love with lapbooks and this is little gem is no exception.  They have spotted it in my plans and can’t wait to get started on poetry just for this reason!
 

 The front cover is easy to color for each student.  The back contains a foldable to show what students know of 6 common figurative language terms.  They just lift the flaps to give examples or defintions!  The bottom lets them choose a sample poem or write their own to show knowledge of  line, stanza, rhyme, and rhyme scheme. 
The inside provides opportunities for students to showcase their poetry with 7 different poem options – click the picture for more information.  This is a perfect end project for your poetry unit and one your students can keep for years to come!  
I even included my sample poems all typed up for easy printing and assembly by you!
 

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  1. Melanie Arizmendi on November 13, 2014 at 4:58 am

    I love to teach the Diamante Poem! My kids like the Acrostic poems better. =) Thanks for this chance.
    tinysmiles34@gmail.com

  2. Garden Full of Knowledge on November 13, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I love teaching the Haiku and the Cinquain My students love poetry. They get right in there and can't wait to share their poems with their classmates. Your Poetry Portfolio product looks fun & engaging. I'm going to Wish-List. Thanks for a chance to win.
    gardenfullofknowledge@gmail.com
    Najda

  3. gscribner on November 14, 2014 at 3:27 am

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  4. gscribner on November 14, 2014 at 3:28 am

    This looks great! We are just starting poetry. Love the Cinquain.
    gscribner@alpinedistrict.org

  5. Anonymous on November 17, 2014 at 12:46 am

    What a wonderful idea. Last year I tried a different approach to getting my class excited about poetry. I started off with a basic list form poetry. This really allowed the student to brainstorm for future poems. Surprisingly when we attempted to write shape poems, the students were really able to develop very creative poems. Each student published their very own book of poetry to close out the unit. I was extremely impressed on how much the students enjoyed the poetry unit.

  6. Beth on September 8, 2016 at 3:30 am

    Love it !!!!

  7. Beth on September 8, 2016 at 3:31 am

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