Wednesday, February 15, 2017

ReFoReMo 2017- Registration is open!

Registration is open for the 2017 Reading for Research Challenge!  Yipeeee! We can't wait to explore the world of stellar picture books with you! 

Please read this entire post. If you are confused, reread the post one more time before contacting one of us for help. If you have questions, please ask them in our Facebook Group. We have lots of ReFoReMo veterans that can help, as well as your admin team. 

Please follow these steps to get registered:

1.   If you have not already, subscribe to this ReFoReMo blog by entering your email address into the opt-in box on the right hand side. (Note: A Feedburner Email Subscription box will pop up. Copy the code listed at the bottom of the box and submit.  You will receive an email verification link. Click the link to activate your subscription. This will enable you to receive the daily challenge posts as emails.)

2.    At the bottom of this post, find the comment box. Enter your FIRST and LAST NAME in the comment box. Click on the "Publish" button.  

3.   Optional:  Head on over to the private ReFoReMo Facebook group and request to be admitted.  It was designed to build community and host discussions about picture books as mentor texts.  

4.    Standing ovation for our resident illustrator Lori Nawyn!!!  She created the all-new 2017 participation badge for use on your websites and/or social media sites! Please link the badge back to this address:

5.     Prizes will be revealed during the posts. To be eligible, make efforts to consistently read picture books and comment on every post from February 27-March 30. 
Our February 21 post will help you prepare for the challenge. (We may also have a partial book list ready.) When February 27 rolls around, it's go time! Read the posts and book recommendations. Utilize our research tools and start discussions in our Facebook Group
Get ready to rock your writing and illustrating with mentor texts!


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  3. Happy to be here. So much learning going on. Count me in.
    Nina Johnson

  4. Kristen Browning--excited for another year!