Depending on your perspective, solitude can be lovely or very, very lonely. Kids take a look at the simple landscape illustrated in Antoine de Saint Éxupery's The Little Prince, and write a short journal entry about their perception of the picture.
- Use at the beginning and end of the novel unit, encouraging kids to reference parts of the books that have convinced them to change their minds
- A good warm-up activity at the start of class
- Have kids expand their writing to a narrative essay about a time they felt the same way that they see in the picture
- Picture is very simple; you may need to have a short discussion with kids before they begin writing to bring up the themes of loneliness and happiness
- Creative and expressive for kids to fully engage with the text before opening the book
- Allows struggling readers to access the text and themes
- You will need to provide additional assessments or extensions for the activity