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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. They summarize what has been read, read an assigned portion of the book independently, and then participate in a discussion of the content of their daily reading. This lesson spans four days.
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.
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"). This activity would be a good addition to a novel unit about Parrot in the Oven, or you could use it independently to introduce a descriptive writing lesson.
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. While intended for the Victor Martinez novel, Parrot in the Oven, this worksheet can be adapted to any work.
Students look closely at a bird species and identify details about parrot anatomy. They reproduce their observations in a colorful painting. In addition, they experiment with a variety of paintbrush techniques to achieve different artistic effects.
Students research the ethical and legal issues that surround animal rights cases; students use their research to act as expert witnesses at a university hearing on a hypothetical case involving a parrot dissection.
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.
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.
In this which parrot is different worksheet, learners 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.
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). You could modify the content in the questions to align with the story of book your class is working on.
First graders create parrots and butterflies by using art materials to introduce them to rainforest animals. In this art lesson plan, 1st graders then use these animals to create a class rainforest.
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.
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 activity. They are also asked to draw a picture of one of these birds on the back of the activity. Good, basic practice for young ones.
In this color me worksheet, students color and illustrate four common Australian parrots: Budgerigar, Crimson Rosella, Rainbow Lorikeet and Cockatiel.
Students 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. Students then complete a t-chart activity and Venn diagram to distinguish the types of birds.
In this plot instructional activity, students read the story 'Penny's Parrot' and answer the questions about plot. Students answer 5 questions.
In this recognizing color words worksheet, students use the color and number codes to color the picture of a parrot. Students use eight colors to complete the picture.
In this math and science in literature activity, students read the story 'If You Were a Parrot' and answer the 10 math or science questions.
Learners explore the concepts of center of mass and static equilibrium by seeing how non-symmetrical objects balance. They also analyze why all forces on an object must cancel out exactly for an object to be stationary.
Fifth graders study information about the Native American history in Nevada. In this Nevada history lesson, 5th graders review the background for the Native American history in Nevada. Students complete 7 activities to learn about the community of Native Americans in Nevada.