Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd: Teacher Guide by Pat WatsonSecret life of bee’s written by Sue Monk Kidd is a great book full of surprises and shocks.As Lily a co-urges young teenager has to take life into her on hands as she runs away from her abusive father finds the missing piece of her life.She gets a ride to South Carolina and starts her journey but she isnt alone.She had bailed Rosaleena out of jail for a mishap she had with white grown men. This books genre is historical fiction.This book is filled with different types of emotion and has a little foul language but if you get a chance I would suggest you should read it.This book’s reading level is mainly for kids from ninth to twelfth grade.
Secret Life Of Bees: A Summary
The Secret Life of Bees
T he Secret Life of Bees offers a historically and socially charged coming-of-age narrative for the classroom. Set in South Carolina in the immediate aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement, the book can ignite discussion on recent US history and the various permutations of racism, including unconscious, implicit bias, and the importance of resistance: "Apologizing to those men would have just been a different way of dying. Only I had to live with it. These complex issues are nevertheless filtered through a relatable protagonist, a fourteen-year-old girl who aspires to be a writer and simply wants to belong. Lily's basic desire, however, will also fuel classroom sympathies and interests, due to the complex family dynamics. Raised by an abusive father and having accidentally killed her mother at the age of four, Lily struggles throughout the novel with a crushing sense of guilt and unworthiness of being loved, relatable at some level to teenagers struggling with their own identity, self-esteem, and sense of achievement. Later confronted with the revelation of her illegitimate birth and her mother's depression-induced abandonment, Lily's acceptance of herself and her newfound three mothers should also expand students' definition of family.
Teacher's Guide to Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees Historical background, symbolism, writing prompts, vocabulary, key quotations, 16 post-reading cross-curricular learning activities. 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 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 by Sue Monk Kidd - Book Review
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