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.
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.