This file on Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees includes five activities/lessons/printables to be used throughout the course of study on the novel. It opens with an anticipation activity that gets students moving and has been particularly popular and effective with my students. It also includes a rating scale activity for Lily and literary device activity, both of which can be used at various points in the novel. Also included are sheets for theme and one to help students tie Lily to Our Lady of Chains. Happy reading!