Sue Monk Kidd
Lesson plans for The Secret Life of Bees

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The Secret Life of Bees
This well developed unit offers participants a variety of cross-curricular activities. Written reflections are part of each activity, and all activities incorporate technology in the research and in the presentation of the final project. Participants will use blogs as a way to share ideas and responses to discussion questions. The students will delve deeper into the issue of racism, explore art as a form of communication or investigate the issues surrounding bees and beekeeping. This 99-page document requires Adobe Reader for access. Consider saving the document to your computer and printing only those pages you need.

The Secret Life of Bees
Reading strategies to support the novel, including an anticipation guide, a directed reading-thinking activity, and a vocabulary activity.

The Secret Life of Bees
An interview with the author and 11 discussion questions.

The Secret Life of Bees
Summary, interview with the author, and 11 discussion questions.

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
This Reading Group Guide includes a summary and 11 discussion questions. Follow links to author biography and interview, and an online excerpt.

The Secret Life of Bees
Click on the link "F.I.L.M. Curriculum" for a 39-page discussion guide including research into bees and other insects, the civil rights movement, gender equity, and the importance of love and home. It is designed to support the movie. Adobe Reader required for access.

Vocabulary from The Secret Life of Bees
This page offers 24 vocabulary words drawn from the novel. Click on the word for its definition, synonyms, and examples of current use.