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Le Petit Prince

Teacher Guide by Bridget Baudinet

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince has long been a staple of French classrooms. This touching fable appeals to both children and adults as it addresses the importance of friendship, truth, and the beauty that lies beneath the surface. As a text for beginning French students, it provides rich opportunities for acquiring useful vocabulary and reinforcing rules of verb conjugation and tense. As you work to engage students in this philosophical tale, consider working storyboard assignments into your unit. The lesson plans below suggest various ways to support your teaching using storyboards.

Le Petit Prince Lesson Plans, Student Activities and Graphic Organizers

Le Petit Prince Vocabulary


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Students will certainly acquire new vocabulary as they read Le Petit Prince. Practice with storyboard images can help improve their understanding of difficult words or simplify reinforce memorization of new terms. Assign small groups of students one or two chapters each and have them present their storyboards to the class as pre-reading activities while you move through the book.

The storyboards can take many forms, depending on your students’ needs. Include the vocabulary word with only an image, or add a definition and/or exemplary sentence. For a fun twist, have students include an image and sentence and ask the class to guess the meaning of the vocabulary word based on context clues.


Vocabulaire: Chapitre 1

AVALER

Le loup avale sa proie.


CONSEILLER À

Le grand-père conseille à la petite fille de ne pas mentir.


DES TAS DE

Éléonore a des tas de bonbons.


S'ÉGARER



Hansel et Gretel s'égarent dans le forêt.


AMÉLIORER

Il pratique le piano cinq heures par jour pour améliorer sa compétence.


LUCIDE

Après l'accident, Julien n'était pas très lucide.


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For this activity, you will prepare vocabulary squares for upcoming chapters in Le Petit Prince. For the list of vocabulary words you are assigned, you will create an illustration along with a sample sentence using the words. Use the example provided as a model. Be prepared to teach the words to the class using your illustrations to help.



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Le Petit Prince Characters and Lessons


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As they read through the little prince’s adventures, students should keep track of the various characters he meets and planets he visits. Have students use the character templates below or some variation of them to demonstrate their understanding of the characters the prince meets over the course of the story and the lessons he derives from these encounters.


This information can be presented in two ways, focusing either on the various characters or on the seven different planets the little prince visits. The example storyboard, instructions, template, and rubric in this activity are for the first variation.


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LE NARRATEUR / L’AVIATEUR
Personalitéingénu, pensif, gentil
Citation Importante "Pour vous qui aimez aussi le petit prince, comme pour moi, rien de l’univers n’est semblable si quelque part, on ne sait où, un mouton que nous ne connaissons pas a ,oui ou non, mangé une rose…”
Leçon Les expériences du coeur sont plus importantes que les richesses, la renommée, ou le jugement des autres.

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For this activity, you will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the characters in Le Petit Prince. Using the character template below, depict the missing characters based on descriptions and illustrations in the book. Then, in the space to the right of the images, fill in the appropriate information for each character, including 2-4 character traits (these should be adjectives that agree in number and gender with the character), an important quotation from the character, and a lesson the reader can learn from that character.



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Le Petit Prince Planets and Lessons


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As they read through the little prince’s adventures, students should keep track of the various characters he meets and planets he visits. Have students use the character templates below or some variation of them to demonstrate their understanding of the characters the prince meets over the course of the story and the lessons he derives from these encounters.


This information can be presented in two ways, focusing either on the various characters or on the seven different planets the little prince visits.The example storyboard, instructions, template, and rubric in this activity are for the second variation.

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PLANÈTE 1: LE ROI

Leçon: Le désir pour pouvoir corrompt le bon sens.

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For this activity, you will trace the lesson the little prince learns on each planet he visits. In each of the seven squares in the storyboard, depict a scene or character from each planet. Below each depiction, write one of the lessons you feel the little prince learns from his time on this planet.



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Le Petit Prince Bande Dessinée


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Allow students to respond creatively to Le Petit Prince by writing their own “chapitre perdu” for the story in comic book form. Ask students to think of their own lesson that they believe is central to life, and demonstrate it through the story of the little prince’s missing adventure to an eighth planet. Students may teach a lesson through satire which criticizes something they find illogical or through the inclusion of a wise character, like the fox, who explicitly teaches the prince an essential truth.

Students will enjoy presenting their stories in bande dessinée form. It won’t matter if their drawing experience is limited to open and closed boa constrictors - let the storyboard graphics do the work!

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For this activity, you will be writing a missing chapter of Le Petit Prince in comic book form. Imagine that the prince actually visited eight planets, but one of them was not included in the original book. It is your job to tell the little prince’s adventure on the eighth planet using storyboards in a bande dessinée format. Read and follow the requirements below carefully.


  1. The little prince must meet something/something on the eighth planet through whom he learns a lesson or points out the folly of adult ways.
  2. The story must be conveyed through clear images and text bubbles between the prince and another character. Add cells as necessary.
  3. Supplement your comic with a narrative overview written in the text box beneath each image.
  4. Make correct use of the passé composé and the imparfait in your narrative text.


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Le Petit Prince Themes


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One of the central elements of Le Petit Prince is the rich thematic wisdom. Students can readily identify many of these themes, in part because several of them are explicitly stated by the prince, the fox, and the narrator. Have students explore these themes and share their understanding with the class using vivid storyboard depictions.

Vary this activity by requiring that students find themes stated explicitly in textual quotations or allowing them to express any theme that they interpret. To give students the opportunity for more personal expression, ask students to include a cell depicting the way each theme applies to their own lives.


Ce qui fait leur beauté est invisible. La beauté se trouve à l'intérieur.

La sable rayonne parce qu’il y a un puit sous la surface. La cause de sa beauté est invisible.


Les yeux sont aveugles. Il faut chercher avec le coeur.

Même si les roses paraissent toutes semblables aux yeux, le petit prince sait que sa rose est différente des autres puisque c’est elle qu’il a arrosée, mise sous globe, et écoutée se plaindre et se vanter.


On ne connaît que les choses que l’on apprivoise.

Il faut l'intérêt, le temps, et le dévouement pour vraiment connaître quelqu’un. “Apprivoiser”, c’est un mot qui veut dire “devenir ami” dans ce livre.


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For this activity, you will demonstrate your understanding of the important themes in Le Petit Prince. Choose three central themes of the book and write these at the top of each storyboard square. Inside each square, illustrate a scene from the book that demonstrates this theme. Finally, explain how this scene connects to the given theme. Be sure to write all of your text in grammatically correct French.



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Le Petit Prince Summary


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As students work to decipher the French text of Le Petit Prince, they may benefit from summarization practice. Use storyboards as a simple and engaging summary platform. Pick a particular chapter, planet adventure, or character interaction to have students summarize using visual storyboards. They may do so in comic form (writing exclusively in text bubbles) or through narrative text below their scenes.

The sample storyboard summarizes the interactions between the narrator and the little prince throughout the story. This could alternately be worked into a plot diagram storyboard if you plan to teach narrative structure along with this text. Make the assignment more advanced by requiring students to use the passé simple in their summary text.


Le Petit Prince Summary Text

L’avion du narrateur s’est écrasé dans le désert du Sahara.

Le narrateur s'est aperçu d’un petit garçon qui lui a demandé de dessiner un mouton.

Le garçon a expliqué qu’il était le seul habitant d’une petite planète, sur laquelle il n’avait qu’une amie: une rose vaniteuse. Ensuite le petit prince a raconté l’histoire de ses voyages après avoir quitté sa planète jusqu'à son arrivée sur la Terre. Son récit a pris plusieurs jours, pendant lesquels le narrateur essayait de réparer son avion.

Le huitième jour, le narrateur est alle avec le petit prince chercher de l’eau. Ils ont trouvé un puit merveilleux.

Cependant, Le petit prince avait la nostalgie de sa propre planète. Il voulait y retourner. Alors, il a permis à un serpent de le mordre pour envoyer son esprit chez lui. Son corps est parti avec son esprit et le narrateur est convaincu que le prince s’est installé à nouveau sur sa petite planète.

Finalement, le narrateur a réussi à réparer son avion. Maintenant, chaque fois que la narrateur regarde les étoiles, il imagine qu’il puisse entendre le rire du petit prince. C’est pour lui comme des millions de grelots.

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For this activity, you will summarize a portion of Le Petit Prince using storyboards. Break your chapter(s) up into 4-8 squares in which to summarize events. Depict a scene in each square and write a brief summary of it in the text box below, adding more cells as necessary. Use the passé composé and the imparfait to recount the events.



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Adapt each of the storyboard lessons as necessary based on the level of your students. Each assignment below can be made simpler by reducing the number of cells required or allowing students to write solely in the present tense. Alternately, the complexity of the lessons can be increased with the use of the passé simple or an increased focus on literary analysis. Be sure to take advantage of the slide show function to allow students to practice oral language as they present their work to their classmates.


Essential Questions for Le Petit Prince

  1. What are the most important themes of the book?
  2. What forms of the past tense does the author use? Why?
  3. Who is the narrator of the story and what is his relation to the little prince?
  4. What lessons that the little prince learns can we apply to our own lives?
  5. How did Saint-Exupéry’s own life affect the story of Le Petit Prince?


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