Parrot in the Oven: Instructional Routine

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After reading "The Bullet," a particularly intense chapter in Victor Martinez's Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida, class members listen to the Spanish and the English versions of "Dimelo" by Enrique Iglesias. They then discuss how the song relates to Manny's mom and what she may be feeling.

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Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Use the song to introduce a mini-lesson on the challenges of translating poetry and music lyrics
Classroom Considerations

  • Although no link is provided to a recording of "Dimelo," it is available on the Internet
  • The fifth in a series of 12 resources designed to accompany a reading of Martinez's novel
Pros

  • Both Spanish and English versions of the lyrics are included as are step-by-step directions
Cons

  • None