Parrot in the Oven: Anticipation Guide

Get readers thinking about the major themes in Victor Martinez's award-winning novel, Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida by asking them to agree or disagree with the prompts on an anticipation guide and to discuss their responses with class members.

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Instructional Ideas

  • The strategy may be used with any text
Classroom Considerations

  • The first in a series of 12 resources that use Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida as an anchor text
  • The activity assumes a safe classroom environment has been established for conversations of this sort
Pros

  • Step-by-step directions for creating an anticipation guide, as well as a model guide are included
Cons

  • None