Monday, February 26, 2018

Are You Ready for ReFoReMo 2018?

Participating in ReFoReMo is as easy as 1-2-3.
1)    Beginning March 1, read daily posts and the correlating mentor text recommendations.
2)    Take notes on craft elements.
3)    Open & contribute to discussions in our Facebook Group.

If you have not started reserving library books from the 2018 reading list, now is the time. Placing library books on holds via computer is an incredible timesaver and they can ship books over to the branch of your choice! Our list correlates directly with the blog posts released each day of March during the Reading for Research Month Challenge. However, we do encourage you to learn from any title you choose. Using the element that is introduced by the daily presenter, dig into mentor texts and pull those elements out. 
As you research, take notes and SHARE in our Facebook group as you make discoveries! We realize that our participants come from all over the globe. Sometimes it is not possible to access the picture book recommendations. You might consider asking others in our group to join you for a private Skype or Google Hangout group so that you can read together. That’s why we’ve come together this month.  It’s all about the reading and research that goes into the craft of writing.  Keep in mind, we are mindful of video copyright laws and do not allow linking to video readings of books unless they were made with permission from the publisher.

Learning how other authors, illustrators, educators, and publishing professionals view mentor texts can help us learn new things, too. We encourage you to rely on each other through discussion. Please feel free to start discussion threads in our Facebook Group. Allow positivity to lead the way.

Get ready for a great month of learning!  We’re happy to have you with us. 

Do you have any questions? Please list them in the comments.


  1. I have the first week of mentor texts from the library already! My favorite part about ReFoReMo is learning to look at a book a different way and seeing how others look at the same book. Amps up my creativity level. :)

    1. Yes! The perspectives are what it is all about. :) Enjoy, Traci!

  2. Can’t wait! I use mentor texts for each draft I write. Thanks for teaching me how to use them.

  3. Always learn so much. Can't wait to get started!

  4. It's tomorrow! ReFoReMo starts tomorrow! Yay!

  5. Read some amazing mentor texts. Looking forward to ReFoReMo!

  6. Excited to be involved in this community as we read and discuss mentor texts.

    I hope I am officially registered. This is my first year to participate.

  7. THERE MIGHT BE LOBSTERS by Carolyn Crimi uses some repetitions throughout the book. One is, "Come on, Sukie, you can do it!"