This rubric can be used by teachers to assess the reading response log assignment. This resource is part of the The Secret Life of Bees collection.


  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Literature
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension
  • Language Arts > Vocabulary

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd unit



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-01-29.

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Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This thorough, excellent resource provides a lesson to introduce the reading response log to be used while reading The Secret Life of Bees. The lesson is part of a larger unit on the novel. This lesson is based on best practice reading instruction and cites and incorporates the work of Kyleen Beers in reading. The lesson contains all the necessary parts, including a query to help students understand if they are dependent or independent learners, a T chart, a log of student summary and prediction, questions, important passage, personal response. A rubric is also included making this a complete introductory lesson on how to use a reading response log for The Secret Life of Bees. All templates are provided.

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