THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
AP* Literature Teaching Units
Reproducible curriculum unit
By the end of this unit, students will be able to: analyze conflict in the narrative arc of character, setting, plot and theme; identify the genre of bildungsroman and analyze the development of the protagonist from childhood to mature understanding; analyze the first-person and unreliable narrator compared with other points of view; identify and analyze literary elements such as allusion, antagonist, diction, epigraph, imagery, impressions, personification, parable, pace, suspense, symbolism, persona, tone and voice; analyze themes of identity, parenthood, civil rights, faith, feminism and nature; and offer a close reading of The Secret Life of Bees and support interpretations and assertions using evidence from the text and knowledge of cultural and literary allusions and social history. 61 pages. ©2010.
This title is part of the series: AP* LITERATURE TEACHING UNITS