Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

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Classic Jon Klassen illustrations are the perfect complement to this fun and quirky tale in which a little girl remains true to herself and her passions. Fans of I Want My Hat Back will be delighted to see some of their favorite characters in Extra Yarn

Possible strategy instruction:

  • C: Make and adjust predictions; use text to confirm
  • C: Make a picture or mental image.
  • C: Recognize literary elements (genre, plot, character, setting problem/resolution, theme).
  • A: Cross Checking. Do the pictures and/or words look right? Do they sound right? Do they make sense?
  • A: Use the pictures. Do the words and pictures match?
  • A: Chunk the letters and sounds together. 
  • F: Adjust and apply different reading rates to match text.
  • F: Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody (end marks, commas, etc.)
  • E: Tune in to interesting words and use new words in speaking and writing (distraction, remarkable, miraculous, twitched, quivered, shivered, trembled, hurled).

 

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