Parrot in the Oven: Pre-Reading Strategy: 4 Corners

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A four corners pre-reading activity introduces class members to the major themes in Victor Martinez's award winning novel, Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida.

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Instructional Ideas

  • The strategy may be used with any text
Classroom Considerations

  • The fourth in a series of 12 comprehension exercises designed to accompany a reading of Martinez's novel
Pros

  • The strategy gets kids thinking about the major themes
  • Templates are included
Cons

  • Directions for the activity need revision