Every morning when we get to class, we have what we call a "parking lot" where we post ideas or thoughts from our previous day. When we got to class this morning, we were asked to choose a large index card on the board and work in teams of four to review what we thought it meant to read like a writer. The index cards had directions for writing a specific type of poem. Basically, we were reviewing the content from the day before and writing poetry at the same time! Genius!
Our team was given directions to write a concrete poem. Some other types of poems used for review were haiku, cinquain, and diamante. The structure of the poem was written on a large index card and could be used by the team to construct the poem.