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Extra Yarn
Extra Yarn | Mac Barnett
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Extra Yarn, a Caldecott Honor Book, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestseller, is the story of how a young girl and her box of magical yarn transform a community. With spare, gently humorous illustrations and a palette that moves from black-and-white to a range of color, this modern fairy tale has the feel of a new classic. Extra Yarn is written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen, who also won a Caldecott Medal for This Is Not My Hat. Supports the Common Core State Standards.
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Juliafass
Extra Yarn | Mac Barnett

“Things began to change in that little town.“

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Juliafass
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Really great illustrations how the bleak town was made colorful from her covering the town in yarn.

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Juliafass
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This Caldecott honor book “Extra Yarn“ published in 2012 is by Mac Barnett. I think this is a really beautifully done picture book with great pops of color incorporated with the yarn. It has a really nice message about being happy as well.

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peytonfleming
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Review: Extra Yarn, by Mac Barnett, 2012. Caldecott Honor Book. This is a beautiful picture book about a magical box of yarn. It teaches the reader the value of objects and how some things are worth even more than money.
Blurb: The story would be really good for older toddlers or preschoolers and would be great to use in a lesson where they can make something of their own with yarn
Quote: “Things began to change in that little town.“

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GatheringBooks
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#FallIsBooked Day 10: This story is about a girl named Annabelle who found a box filled with yarn of every colour. This seemingly-magical box never.. and I mean never.. runs out of coloured yarn. When Annabelle finished knitting a sweater for herself, she had enough leftover for her dog Mars. More than anything, this book reminds me that what we find in things are those we already have within us. My full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-htN

Crazeedi What a thought provoking review!❤ 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Sounds great! 👌🏻📚🍁🍂 2mo
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mack2799
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“On a cold afternoon, in a cold little town, where everywhere you looked was either the white of snow or the black of soot from chimneys, Annabelle found a box filled with yarn of every color.“

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mack2799
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Winner of the Caldecott Medal. It showed interesting illustrations of different arrays in color that portrayed the effect the yarn had. It was a light and joy for everyone in that town and without it, the town was dull and sad. Had a cute plot that showed all the things Annabelle could do with the yarn and her imagination!

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mack2799
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Super cute book that I enjoyed the whole way through. My favorite part was when Annabelle decorated the truck with yarn and acted nonchalantly as the scary pirate approached her.

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Kaylasarka
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“But it turned out she was.”

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Kaylasarka
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The illustrations and colors used in this story was my favorite part.

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Kaylasarka
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This book is a great read for kids. It shows the importance of giving people things and the happiness that comes from that. I think the yarn being the gift of a sweater made this story so adorable. Definitely would read this to my class.

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sarabellini
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“Ten million!” shouted the archduke. “Take it or leave it!” “Leave it,” said Annabelle. “I won‘t sell the yarn.” And she didn‘t. I liked this quote because she loved what she was doing and wouldn‘t sell her yarn for any amount of money.

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sarabellini
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I loved how she kept making clothing out of yarn for everyone and once everyone had a sweater or a hat, she made things for the town buildings as well.

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sarabellini
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This book was very good. I liked how the illustrations of the page were dark when something bad was going on and lighter when good things were happening. It has a bright ending.

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Beck_42
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To me, the yarn represents love; the girl starts out by loving herself, and then finds she has more love for others. The more love she gives, the more she has to give. When someone tries to gain the love by force, without her consent, he finds there is no love there; but the girl is able to continue happily loving her world.

Maybe I'm reading too much into it but to me it seemed a perfect allegory for the abundance of love.

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raqueldonna
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F / Boston Globe Horn Book Award Winner/ GR RA S
A visually stunning book that reads like a modern fairy tale, this would make a really fun read aloud or story telling.
I would use this book with kids to compare/contrast to traditional fairytales.
Great guiding reading questions: https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/ExtraYarn
UDL 3.2
ELL Buddy/paired reading
#UCFSU19

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Miadolce
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“The archduke hurled the box out the window and shouted, “Little girl, I curse you with my family‘s curse! You will never be happy again!” But it turned out she was.”

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Miadolce
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Miadolce
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Such a cute book! I loved the illustrations and how simple but beautiful they are! The message of the book was so light hearted but sincere and I think early elementary kids would love the book

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HBecker20
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“Things began to change in that little town.”

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HBecker20
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I think this book would be great to show that not everyone will create the same art! With the same materials, some will make art and some people won‘t see the point or can‘t seem to create with the materials. Opportunities are ENDLESS with an artistic vision! Also, the character helps her town with her extra yarn which shows that giving back makes a big difference in the community!

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HBecker20
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This book was great! I loved how the young girl had the opportunity to give sweaters to everyone and everything in her town and add color to the pages! When the evil man takes the yarn from her, the basket is empty. It returns to the girl, and she is happily surrounded by her creations!

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gnewman
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Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen, is a warming story about a little girl who found a box with a never ending supply of yarn (F, Caldecott Honor, *New York Times Best Seller, and RA). The twist? It was only available to her! I can see this picture book using the UDL principle 5.1: Use multiple tools for construction and composition. As for an EL strategy, I feel a though this is a great book to encourage positive self-talk.

gnewman This shows positive self-talk because the little girl has so much of an impact on her entire town. Teaching EL learners that they too can have an impact on their community is a great lesson to come out of this story. As a resource, students can put their new-found knowledge to the test in a memory matching game. This multi-modal approach can help all students express what they had just heard as the teacher read the story aloud to them. 10mo
DrSpalding I love the idea of a memory matching game. Awesome choice. 8mo
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erincox
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“Things began to change in that little town.”

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erincox
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For a few pages, there are no words just illustrations but they‘re easy to follow and tell the story.

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erincox
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Published in 2012
I love how this book is black and white expect for the main focus.. the yarn! The yarn adds life and color into this book even though it‘s thin and not very big.

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lauren_rese
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“And even after she‘d made a sweater for Nate and his dog, and for herself and for Mars, she still had extra yarn.”

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lauren_rese
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Seeing the yarn make line throughout the book allowed me to follow the story and where it would take me next.

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lauren_rese
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This book has great representation of line. As Annabelle found an ordinary box of yarn, it turned out to be a never ending box of yarn. As she made many sweaters, hats, pet clothing, and even things for buildings, the extra yarn made shape throughout the book. The lines were horizontal, vertical, diagonal, each conveying meaning. The author shows value in his books, colorful but dull. Genre: Picture book; Published: 2012; Illustrator: Jon Klassen

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megansimon
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“So Annabelle made sweaters for things that didn‘t even need sweaters.”

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megansimon
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I really enjoyed this book! It shows how by following what you‘re passionate about, it can bring happiness to not only you, but the people around you.

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megansimon
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The illustrations show how dreary and bleak the town was, and how Annabelle‘s yarn made the town happy and cheerful. The text is sort of the outline, but the pictures extended the story by showing the characters dressed in yarn that the author didn‘t explain in depth. Also, it doesn‘t give deep descriptions of the yarn, so the illustrations help you see exactly how it was.

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ManyWordsLater
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#bookhaul for the #bookworm
We also need to rededicate ourselves to potty training. This mom is not excited for the messes during the learning curve.
#raisingreaders #kidslit

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MuddyPuddle
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Start with a great story… about yarn!… and knitting!… and doing for others!… add great illustrations… make the protagonist a yarnbomber!… and you have one happy knitter/reader/picture book enthusiast. Me! #picturebook

Annl I love this book! 2y
rabbitprincess Ooh knitting AND illustrated by Jon Klassen! 2y
peacegypsy Yarn AND a book? That‘s perfection in my world! 😄😍 2y
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Hervela.L
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Extra yarn by Mac Barnett is an extraordinary modern Fantasy (F) picture book for children. This book also as won a Caldecott Honor book. This book incorporate hidden meanings that will allow children to dig deeper. This story can be used as a S, RA, and PR. This website allow teachers to Monitor student understanding of the story http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2012/10/extra-yarn/

Hervela.L UDL 9.1 promote expectations and believes that optimize motivation, & teachers can also incorporate Esol strategy 6. Continually monitor students comprehension (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Brief but it encompasses all that is necessary. Note the illustrator here. Being that it won for the illustrations, Jon is worthy of note. He is the originator of the Kung Fu panda character! 2y
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melissaallam
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Love the story and the lesson it teaches about happiness, but I‘m also OBSESSED with the illustrations by Jon Klassen. They are gorgeous and really set the mood for the story.

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KayleeC
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Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen is a RF PB and Boston Globe Horn award winner and Caldecott award winner that would be great for a RA. This is the story of a young girl, Annabelle, and her magical box of yarn transforms a community. Her yarn provides color to a world that is very dull. #ucflae3414f17

KayleeC This link provides multiple ways to check students comprehension while reading the books, https://curr511comprehensionwithintext.weebly.com/extra-yarn-previewing-and-self...
The website provides a section that supports ESOL 4, link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge. It also provides a section that supports UDL 9.1. promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation.
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laurie_jayy Hey! I love the link you used for this book! It included various methods that can be used throughout the book which is great! Everytime the teacher reads the book he/ or she can use a different method! 2y
Floribelg The cover looks so adorable and I think you can easily link this to UDL integrating community. 2y
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emtobiasz
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What fantastic goodies! Three grown-up(ish-- one might be YA now that I say that) books and a great picture book! Candy! Halloween bag (definitely filling with candy for the kids tonight-- much better than my kitchen bowl) and tea towel! Light-up bats! Pup sucker! Paperclip bookmarks! @Annl thank you so much!!! Gloria, thanks for organizing another fantastic exchange! Happy Halloween all!

Bookzombie 💝💝 2y
LeahBergen ❤️❤️ 2y
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EvieBee
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Thank you everyone for recommending this one. Such a delight and a new favorite! #kidlit #picturebook

Librarianaut This one is *always* a crowd-pleaser during story time... 2y
EvieBee @Librarianaut I can definitely see why! So charming. 2y
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Booksnob
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A great children's book on the magic of yarn.

Booksnob Gotta love a yarn about yarn. 3y
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