The Secret Life of Bees Chapters 1-5

The Secret Life of Bees Chapters 1-5
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The Secret Life of Bees Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

This packet is really for the teacher who plans to read a few chapters and then watch the movie for the remainder of the novel. If you are planning for your class to read the entire novel, I encourage you to get the complete novel guide for the entire book instead, which can be found here: The Secret Life of Bees Unit.

For those who want some help getting the novel started, this packet includes:

- Pre-reading activity where students learn how to do a presentation in the Pecha Kucha format. These presentations help prepare students for topics that are covered in the book. It includes a student evaluation and teacher rubric for the presentation. This activity requires students to collaborate, research, design, prepare, practice, and present.

- Chapter 1 has a reading guide and figurative language handout.

- Chapter 2 has a unique reading guide and chapters 3-4 involve whole class discussion.

- Chapter 5 has a close reading activity dealing with direct and indirect characterization.

- Multiple quiz versions are included for Chapters 1, 2, 3-4, and 5 to deter cheaters and give you some options for differentiation.

- Answer keys are included as well for handouts and quizzes.

The quizzes are included in an editable PowerPoint as well in case you wish to make changes. The quizzes are mainly recall because I like for students to receive a good grade if they have read, and I do assign some of the reading for them to do on their own. More higher order thinking activities are included in the complete novel packet (see the link at the top), but the quizzes are mainly checking for reading comprehension.

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