By Carrie Charley Brown and Kirsti Call
Our goal on this journey was to grow as writers. Let’s enhance our growth mindsets by reflecting:
What was your goal as you entered ReFoReMo?
What steps did you take to achieve your goal?
What new skill or knowledge did you learn?
What would you like to learn more about?
What else could you do to make your mentor text journey more personal or connected?
You could save all of the mentor texts that you want to re-read and look for what they have in common. Then, ask yourself: Why do I like this group of books? What is it about them that moves me?
What are you grateful for? For starters, let’s throw some thank-yous to the grandstand:
Marcie Flinchum Atkins
Ryan T. Higgins
Emma Walton Hamilton
And us, Carrie Charley Brown and Kirsti Call
Now, it’s your turn! Give yourself a round of applause! Heck, how about a standing ovation?
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We will be back to announce the prize winners on April 9! Until then, join us in the Facebook Group to share your mentor text analysis of particular books or break down your research process for us! Did you discover something eye-opening? Did you benefit from a certain approach to note-taking? We want to hear what worked for you!
Kirsti Call is the co-coordinator of ReFoReMo and a marriage and family therapist who uses bibliotherapy with every client. She reads, critiques and revises every day as a member of various critique groups, and blogs for Writers Rumpus. As the author of The Raindrop Who Couldn't Fall, Kirsti coaches revision at school visits through interactive writing, singing, and of course, reading for research! Kirsti contributed as a 2015 CYBILS YA Fiction panelist and 2016-2018 CYBILS fiction picture book panelist. She is repped by Emma Sector at Prospect Agency.