This folder contains materials for week one of the novel unit (readings 1 – 3 (p. 1 – 56)). As pre-reading activities, there is an anticipation guide and a probable passage assignment. For classroom use there are a set of quick quiz questions, plot events, important passages and a list of vocabulary words. For summative assessment there is a vocabulary test for the week’s reading. Finally, there is a literary elements lesson plan on figurative language to use during the week.

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This document contains quick quiz questions, plot events, important passages, and vocabulary words for Readings 1 - 3 (p. 1 - 53) of The Secret Life of Bees. This resource is part of the The Secret Life of Bees collection.
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The purpose of this lesson is to introduce figurative language to students. The lesson uses a simple graphic organizer that once modeled, students can use to analyze figurative language throughout the novel. This lesson focuses on simile, metaphor and personification, but can be adapted to include any other type of figurative language. This resource is part of the The Secret Life of Bees collection.
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This worksheet is designed to be used before students read the novel. This assignment introduces the major themes and ideas of the novel and provides students an opportunity to explore their prior knowledge and current beliefs about the themes. The anticipation guide can be reviewed at the end of the unit. This resource is part of the The Secret Life of Bees collection.
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This assignment is designed to be used before students start reading the novel. It introduces the students to key words from the novel. The task is to predict how the words fit into the plot of the novel. Students have to write a summary statement and ask questions based on the key words. This assignment can be revisited at the end of the unit as a great plot review exercise. This resource is part of the The Secret Life of Bees collection.
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This document can be used as a summative assessment for week one's vocabulary words. This resource is part of the The Secret Life of Bees collection.
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