Bees on the Roof Novel Study



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The Bees On The Roof novel study follows the story of Sam, who needs to find a seventh-grade science fair project and a way to save the restaurant where his father works. When he enrolls three friends in an effort to raise bees on a hotel roof in New York City, the complications multiply. Bee sting allergies, a great bee die-off, a rival team's cheating, a mysteriously reclusive science teacher, and Sam's romantic feelings for a classmate make the bee project anything but simple. This story includes lots of facts about bees and Colony Collapse Disorder.

"Honey bees are endlessly fascinating creatures, with complex social organization, symbolic dance language, and altruistic behavior. Recent declines in honey bee populations worldwide have also raised our awareness of how important they are for pollinating our agricultural crops and maintaining a healthy and balanced environment. Bees on the Roof is a wonderful introduction into the world of bees, and the beekeepers who care for them. As anyone who has kept bees knows, caring for these complex creatures is both extremely challenging and rewarding. Indeed, what starts as a 'simple' science project for Sam and his friends turns into a life-changing journey, and their experiences with their colonies of honey bees help them learn about themselves, each other, their families, their community, and their world." —Christina Grozinger, Distinguished Professor, Entomology; Director, Center for Pollinator Research, Pennsylvania State University

This novel study was created to be used in the secondary science classroom with a major focus on science vocabulary and reading comprehension.

  • No-prep, and extremely user-friendly, this novel study is perfect for the whole class, small group, or independent study.
  • Perfect for distance learning. Both print and digital versions are available so students can access the digital version from home or school.
  • Excellent for school OR homeschool. No-prep and so easy for teachers, parents, and students to follow!

The Bees On The Roof Novel Study is broken down into word study and comprehension sections as well as a final project:

Before You Read p 3

Word Study: Chapters 1-5 pp 4-7

Types of Bees p 8

Parts of Bees p 9

Word Study: Chapters 6-12 pp 10-11

Pollination p 12

Comprehension Questions: Chapters 13-19 p 13

Word Study: Chapters 13-19 pp 14-15

Comprehension Questions: 20-24 p 16

Word Study: Chapters 20-24 pp 17-19

Comprehension Questions: Chapters 25-32 p 20

Word Study: Chapters 25-32 pp 21-22

Comprehension Questions: Chapters 33-42 p 23

Word Study: Chapters 33-42 pp 24-25

Bee Life Cycle Project pp 26-27

*Answer key is also included.


Bees On The Roof Product details:

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tumblehome, Inc.; Second Edition, Second edition (May 1, 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1943431248
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1943431243
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 9 - 12 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 910L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 4 - 7

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