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A Rainbow of Parrots
Reading nonfiction text can be a good way for learners to make text-to-life connections. They brainstorm what they know about parrots, locate and explain nonfiction text features found in their book, then read the first chapter of A Rainbow of Parrots.
3rd - 5th Science 8 Views 81 Downloads
Comprehension Questions: "Papa's Parrot"
Readers demonstrate comprehension and reflect on their reading of Cynthia Rylant's short story "Papa's Parrot." They recall, infer, analyze, speculate, synthesize, and make judgments about the content of the text.
6th - 8th Language Arts 37 Views 126 Downloads
Descriptive Writing: Parrot in the Oven
After reading a selection from Victor Martinez's Parrot in the Oven, pupils use the graphic organizer to decipher the sensory details within the descriptive paragraph. They list various details under the appropriate sense ("see," "hear," and "touch").
8th - 10th Language Arts 11 Views 86 Downloads
How Writing Strategies Create a Character: Parrot in the Oven
Identifying specific writing strategies while reading fiction helps to increase understanding of character development. This handout provides a template on which readers can record examples of figurative language and explain how it contributes to the respective characters.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 46 Downloads
Three Level Questions: Parrot in the Oven
Helpful for any reading comprehension lesson, this worksheet focuses on Victor Martinez's Parrot in the Oven. It contains three levels of questions: Right There (comprehension-level questions), Think and Search (questions you need to find through the text and your own inferences) and On Your Own (questions that apply the concepts from the text to the reader's own life).
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Puerto Rican Parrot Paradise
Students investigate the environment of the Puerto Rican Parrot. They visualize the ecosystem with and without information. They conduct research to find information and participate in classroom discussion to demonstrate comprehension of the concepts.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Youngsters read a short story about an Australian parrot, then undlerline all of the words that should be capitalized in a second version at the bottom of the instructional activity. They are also asked to draw a picture of one of these birds on the back of the instructional activity.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Which Parrot is Different
In this which parrot is different instructional activity, students look over three lines of parrots and circle the parrot in each line that is different than the other two. Students color the parrots with appropriate colors.
Pre-K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Focus on identifying predicate adjectives in sentences. Use the first sheet to review adjectives and predicate adjectives. Several examples are provided along with brief explanations. Then, move on to the second sheet to put this information to work!
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 51 Downloads
Inspire creative writing by studying similes. This sheet provides learners with 10 different topics, and they must create a simile for each topic. Example topics include: favorite teacher, the waterfall, a parrot, the first day of school, etc.
6th - 8th Language Arts 18 Views 102 Downloads
Perched Parrot Decorative Chair
Students discuss the rainforests and why they are important to the Earth's environment. They study the habitats and characteristics of various animals that live in rainforests. Students build a decorative chair using a rainforest theme.
4th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Investigating Tropical Birds
Students investigate tropical birds. They write letters for rain forest preservation to protect tropical birds. They interview a bird professional from a local bird store or a zoo and discuss how to take care of a parrot. They use Kid Pix software to create a drawing of a bird and create a poster including sentences about the bird's habitat, appearance and diet.
K - 2nd Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Students use excerpts from the book, "Pappa's Parrot," in order to discuss the direct and indirect characterization of the characters they are reading about. In this characterization lesson plan, students choose examples of each type of characterization that are embedded in the plan.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 37 Views 135 Downloads
Compare and Contrast - City Pigeons and City Parrots
Learners watch videos about city birds and complete compare and contrast activities to decipher the types of birds. In this bird study lesson, students view videos about city pigeons and parrots. Learners then complete a t-chart activity and Venn diagram to distinguish the types of birds.
5th - 7th Science 9 Views 28 Downloads