Identifying Themes in The Little Prince

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The Little Prince Theme

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Themes, symbols, and motifs come alive when you use a Storyboard. In this activity, students will identify a theme of The Little Prince and support it with evidence from the text.

Example Themes of The Little Prince

Grown-ups vs. Children

  • Grown ups do not understand the beauty in a drawing of a boa constrictor eating an elephant.
  • Grown ups judge the Turkish astronomer based on how he is dressed.
  • Grown-ups measure the beauty of a house by its price and think they know a young friend by how much money his father earns.

Friendship

  • The fox teaches a lesson: "if you want a friend, tame me!”
  • The little prince finally begins to understand what he feels for his rose.
  • The aviator has been tamed by the prince; he is upset to see him leave Earth.


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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that identifies a theme in The Little Prince. Illustrate examples and write a short description below each cell.


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify a theme in the story and write it on the row.
  3. Find three examples of the theme in the text and describe one in each cell.
  4. Illustrate each example with appropriate characters, scenes, and items.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.
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