Parrot in the Oven: Problematic Situation

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Prior to reading Victor Martinez's Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida, class members are presented with a problematic situation and to rate their responses as well as predict the responses of a character from the novel.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Add the purchase of school supplies to the problematic situation worksheet
  • The comprehension strategy may be adapted to any text
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of a series of seven resources based on Martinez's novel
Pros

  • The activity permits readers to make a personal connection to Manny's struggles
Cons

  • Although background information about Manny is provided, readers have yet to meet and form an impression of the character