We finished up our poem-folios, and I hope to do this every spring! Even the students who were not as excited about poetry when we first started the unit were so proud of their finished product! After publishing our free verse, lyrical, and haiku poetry on Microsoft Word, students put all 3 of their pieces into a construction-paper-made folder, which I'd hole punched ahead of time. I had the students think of their own title, decorate their cover, then bind everything together with brads. I also encouraged them to "dedicate" their book to someone, as authors often do. Many kids dedicated their poem-folios to their mom and planned on giving it as a Mother's Day gift. Here are a few snapshots!
Here they are using brads to put everything together.
A free verse poem of apology, inspired by...
A book based on William Carlos Williams' "This is Just to Say"