The Little Prince: Picture Book Strategy

Picture books aren't just for children; they carry strong, valuable messages for adult as well. Explore the audience for Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince with a lesson that compares picture books to literature intended for adults.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • If you can't locate the texts or images listed in the lesson, choose another piece of adult literature
  • Try to engage the kids further in conversation about picture books by prompting them to bring in their favorite books from childhood
Classroom Considerations

  • The book from the lesson may be difficult for you to locate due to obscurity
  • Background picture makes it difficult to read the instructions
Pros

  • Could be engaging for kids who enjoy literature of all genres
  • Ties in art, math, and music to a language arts lesson
Cons

  • The main goal of the lesson is to show kids how adult literature is harder to understand than children's literature, which doesn't address any of the themes or more important concepts from The Little Prince, and could be frustrating for readers who are already struggling
Common Core