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Let your students’ imaginations overflow with this Poetry Lapbook. With this resource, students will learn poetry basics, examine various types of poetry, and create original poems!

What’s Included in the Poetry Lapbook?

You can use this lapbook to introduce or review various poetry concepts.

Your student will learn various terms for six different poetic devices:

  • Couplet
  • Personification
  • Stanza
  • Simile
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Alliteration

Your student will also be introduced to various types of poetry and try writing original poems. These types of poems are introduced in the lapbook:

  • Acrostic Poem
  • Concrete Poem
  • Cinquain
  • Haiku
  • Free Verse Poem

The student will also create a rhyming words dictionary (to help with future poem writing) and research a famous poet.

Additionally, the lapbook comes in two different options for printing: full color and black and white.

Poetry Lapbook Printables

Nine lapbook templates are included in the download:

Cover Piece

Student will fill in the information, cut out the piece, and paste it to the front of the lapbook. Two options are provided (a boy writing and a girl writing).

Poetry Terms Matchbooks

The poetry lapbook includes a page of poetry terms to help you introduce your student to each one. As your student creates the matchbooks for the terms, you can ask her to include a definition and an example of the poetic device. The examples your student includes can come from the page of terms provided, or you can ask your student to create original examples. If you are teaching a class of students, the class could compose original examples together or in small groups.

My Little Book of Poems

My Little Book of Poems encourages the student to compose five original poems in five different forms. Each page explains the form and most pages give examples of the form. The five forms included are: acrostic, concrete, cinquain, haiku, and free verse.

Dictionary of Rhyming Words

Your student can have fun adding tons of rhyming words to this Dictionary of Rhyming Words. If you are teaching a class of students, you could ask students to find partners to help each other complete the pages of the book. These rhymes will come in handy as you ask students to compose poems in the future.

Famous Poet Report Form and Pocket

The lapbook also includes a poet report form. The form has several writing prompts for your student to complete:

  • A Photo or Drawing of the Poet
  • Poet’s Name
  • Poet’s Birth and Death Dates
  • Famous Poems (written by the poet)
  • Three Facts About the Poet

How to Get Started with the Lapbook

  1. Buy the Poetry Lapbook from the Tip-Top Printables Shop.
  2. Choose to print the mini-books in black and white or full color.
  3. Determine how many activities you will do each day. You could follow a plan like this:
    Day One: Learn the term couplet. Complete the Rhyming Words Dictionary.
    Day Two: Learn a second term or literary device. Complete one poem for the My Little Book of Poems.
    Day Three: Learn a third term or literary device. Complete one poem for the My Little Book of Poems.
    Day Four: Learn a fourth term. Complete one poem for the My Little Book of Poems.
    Day Five: Learn a fifth term. Complete one poem for the My Little Book of Poems.
    Day Six. Complete the final poetic term matchbook. Research and complete the Famous Poet Report.

Get Your Poetry Lapbook

You can easily snag the lapbook below, or you can visit the shop to purchase the lapbook.

More Poetry Resources for Your Students

If you are looking for something other than a lapbook, try one of these studies:

Here’s a Little Poem Unit Study
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children Unit Study