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Carrie Charley Brown
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ReFoReMo Founder, Children's Writer, K/1 Teacher
ReFoReMo Founder, Children's Writer, K/1 Teacher

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To see my son following creative pursuits by producing music makes my heart so happy! He released his first single today! https://itunes.apple.com/…/al…/help-me-out-single/1418341352
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Happy Independence Day!
As you assemble your words this week,  may peace and love be at the heart of them all!  Enjoy your families! See you next week! Your Reading for Research Team ~ReFoReMo~ 
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The Adventures of Exploring Mentor Text Layers
The business of mentor texts, whether fiction or nonfiction,
is analyzing different layers.   Even the
funniest fiction can model important elements for writers. As you write your
own stories, do you consider the learning opportunities that your text offers...
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Digging for More: Tanya Konerman and Elizabeth Saba Make Research Work for Them
Mentor Text Reviews by  Tanya Konerman and  Elizabeth Saba  In search of ways to master word count in lyrical ways, I pulled
out mentor texts from my “nonfiction idols.” Three from April
Pulley Sayre gave me the inspiration I needed: Best in Snow, Raindrops...
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Taking a Long View of History by Gail Hartman
Guest Post/Review By Gail Hartman I happened to read Can I
Touch Your Hair by Irene Latham and Charles Waters shortly after reading New
Shoes by Susan Lynn Meyer. Both books are written from a first person point
of view (in Can I Touch Your Hair, two first ...
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ReFoReMo 2018 Bonus Winners & Final Submission Call
Over the years, we have shared our mentor text knowledge and practices. We have modeled how to dig deeper into the perspectives and mentor texts that are shared on our blog. While one can learn a lot simply by reading mentor texts, that is not what we are a...
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Post ReFoReMo Check In
Congratulations again on your valiant efforts to take on the Reading for Research Challenge in March! We know that many of you are working at your own pace and we encourage that whole-heartedly. (That's what we are doing, too!) For our check-in today, we wa...
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ReFoReMo Appreciation Day & Rafflecopter
Reading for Research Month, or ReFoReMo, is a collaborative effort that would not be possible without teamwork. The many perspectives shared this month contributed to our dedicated mentor text study. We are so thankful for every presenter that contributed t...
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ReFoReMo Day 21: ReFoReMo Coordinators Transpose Characters Transformations
Like great resolutions, we must build and learn from our
mistakes to make transformations in our writing or illustrating. Gaining new
insight is part of that process and certainly, others influence that change.
Like the characters from the pages of the pict...
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ReFoReMo Day 19: Susan Eaddy Paves a Path for Longer Picture Books
By Susan Eaddy Traditional wisdom of the day says… keep those picture books
short. Hone that story down to 500 words or less. In these days of short texts
and shorter attention spans… is there a place for the longer picture book? As an author who tends to b...
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