Blog last February, I didn't have any idea what it was about, except that it had to do with one of my favorite past-times -- READING!
Once I learned what it stood for (Reading for Research Month), I realized that I was a ReFoReMo-er without even knowing about it. And even better, I was not alone! There was an entire community of fellow ReFoReMo-ers to provide book lists, share book lists, discuss books and make Mentor Text recommendations. I've gotten to Carrie and Kristi better and made a lot of new friends there (the FB group is open all year). Most importantly, I've learned and grown due to ReFoReMo and my reading of Mentor texts.
On several occasions, ReFoReMo-ers have pointed me in the right direction. When doing research for my WIP - BAD DAY AT THE FAIRY TALE CAFE, I turned to my ReFoReMo-ers for Mentor Texts, and got some absolutely AMAZING comp titles, both new and old, that I might never have looked into with the tips.
During ReFoReMo I grab every reading list and read the spines of the books in every picture. I just sit back and have fun reading, sharing and learning how to write picture books with friends.
ReFoReMo registrations begin on February 15, 2016.
Will you join me?
Hope to see you there!
Lynne Marie is the author of Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten, Scholastic, 2011. She attributes her success to having read any and all mentor texts she could get her hands on regarding school buses, first day of school hedgehogs and fear. She is a proud supporter of Carrie Charley Brown's ReFoReMo. You can learn more about her at her website, www.LiterallyLynneMarie.com