The Little Prince: Brainstorming Activity

What do you think of when you hear the word adult? Or friend? Learners brainstorm with a group of peers to list the words they think of when they hear seven words from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Project the list onto a whiteboard and have kids write down the words they think of with dry erase marker
  • Give each group their own whiteboard and marker, or tablet, to see which group can come up with the most words
  • Compare the words to other books or stories kids have read in your class
  • See if learners have different associations with the words after they finish the novel
Classroom Considerations

  • Background picture is distracting, and may affect reading if printed in black-and-white
  • Lesson was written by a student teacher, so there is a lot of rationale and explanation in the plan
Pros

  • Open-ended activity promotes creative thinking and collaborative work
  • Works with other stories and novels, with only slight word changes
Cons

  • None
Common Core