The Little Prince: Problematic Situation

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Your plane has crashed in the Sahara desert. What do you do? Explore the possibilities with a role-playing activity based on Antoine de Saint Éxupery's The Little Prince. In groups, kids decide whether they would walk to find help to try to fix the plane, and write down their opinions on a graphic organizer.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids examine the situation at the beginning and end of the book, determining whether the plot and events changed their decisions in any way
  • Prompt learners to write a persuasive essay to convince the others in their group to either walk for help or fix the plane
  • Create a debate where kids on opposing sides can craft their arguments for the class to hear
Classroom Considerations

  • Background illustration is unnecessary and can be distracting
  • Provides a graphic organizer on the lesson plan page; consider enlarging the chart and putting it on its own page for ease of understanding

  • Engaging for kids who may have a hard time relating to the story
  • Promotes critical thinking and collaborative discussion

  • Addresses an event from the plot, but not any of the relevant themes
Common Core