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. In this activity, students will explore themes in the story and create a storyboard to illustrate each one. Students should be encouraged to share their understanding with the class.
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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Illustrate your understanding of three central themes in Le Petit Prince.
Grade Level 6-12
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Each square includes a clearly worded theme present in the novel along with an explanation of the way that theme is exemplified through one or more characters in the novel. Themes may be quoted directly from the novel.
Each square includes a theme present in the novel along with an explanation of the way that theme is exemplified through one or more characters in the novel. Themes may be somewhat generalized and explanations may be a bit unclear.
Some or all required text is missing. Themes do not apply to the story or explanations are inaccurate or confusing.
All storyboard depictions show effort and appropriately depict a scene demonstrating the theme.
Most storyboard depictions show effort and depict a scene related to the theme.
The storyboard depictions show a lack of effort and fail to provide a depiction that connects to their text and/or a relevant theme.
Grammar and Spelling
All sentences and/or dialogue contain correct grammar and spelling (including accent marks) as appropriate for the class level.
Most sentences and/or dialogue contain correct grammar and spelling (including accent marks) as appropriate for the class level.
The sentences and/or dialogue contain many grammatical or spelling errors (including accent marks).