Then, we visited the site Budding Poets: Reverse Poetry and read through some more examples of Reverse Poetry before I let the students loose to begin writing their own. I did tell them they were allowed to "borrow" some of the general phrases from the poem if they were stuck. This really helped the students get their poems started. I asked them to try to write at least 14 lines, but many wrote more.
Here is a completed example of one of the poems my students wrote. This group was made up of two 6th grade students. The video you see is one I took on my iPad, standing behind them while they made a video on their tablet. One student took the video, and one student was reponsible for changing the whiteboards. On the video they took, you can only see the one stack of whiteboards (not the stack of removed whiteboards) - mine shows the whole process so you can have a better idea of what we did. When all the groups were finished, we shared the poems with the whole class by projecting them onto the board. What a great project!! (Here is the link if you can't view the movie below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO_B9gS58wg)