The Little Prince: Extensive, Creative Unit (65 pgs)
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery Extensive Unit
CONTENTS:Tests; chapter questions; 20 writing assignments of varying length from a few sentences to two full essays with grading rubrics; graphic organizers, both basic & complex, for both pre-reading and during reading (requiring close reading & citing quotes); dual entry reading journal; two creative writing activities; response-to-illustration; sketching; many activities require self-reflection; and more. > From close reading questions to open ended activities.
<> Description of the largest components follow. <> CHAPTER QUESTIONS > There's an average of 10 questions per assignment. There are 8 assignments. The assignments (questions) are grouped as follows: Ch. 1 Ch. 2 Ch. 3-4 Ch. 5 Ch. 6-8 Ch. 9-15 Ch. 16-21 Ch. 22-27 > 82 questions total. Written responses. A lot of reflection; great for Socratic circles.
TEST 1 Ch 1-9 -Multiple choice & T/F
TEST 2 Ch 10-19 -Multiple choice, T/F, & two short answer questions
TEST 3 Ch 20-27 -Multiple choice, T/F, two short, & 2 long answer questions
14 WRITING ASSIGNMENTS & ACTIVITIES > Different activities, varying lengths and styles. Such as: biopoem poem, responses to illustrations, partner activities, creative writing, two formal essay, short responses to illustrations, pair activity, and more.
FINAL ESSAY > The largest writing assignment is a formal essay. Six essay topics are provided. Each topic includes many questions to encourage delving deeper into the topic. > An at-level, high school writer's assignment. Grade 10 at the lowest, unless students are advanced. > A post-reading assignment designed for use when novel is completed, and, when the many meanings, messages, and symbols in the novel have been discussed. > Six different essay topics for students to select from. Highly detailed prompts (including quotes) for each topic are provided to get 'ideas rolling'. > General expectations and formatting expectations are clearly laid out. > Requires use of citations or the required number of quotes. > Requires use of the writing process > Detailed grading rubric included
8 GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS > PRE-READING These organizers help prepare students for the heavy theme of adult vs. child perspectives throughout the novel. > CONFLICT A highly detailed graphic organizer to use during chapter 1-7 to gather information and answer questions about conflict. Not a simple graphic organizer, this one requires some real work. Includes example entry. > PILOT/NARRATOR A highly detailed graphic organizer to use during chapter 1-7 to gather information and answer questions about the character of the pilot (who is also the narrator). Not a simple graphic organizer, this one requires some real work. Includes example entry. > PRINCE A highly detailed graphic organizer to use during chapter 1-7 to gather information and answer questions about the character of the prince. Not a simple graphic organizer, this one requires some real work. Includes example entry. > SERIOUS MATTERS A graphic organizer to use at the end of chapter 7 to reflect on what are "serious matters" to a child/young person vs. an adult. Includes an example entry. (I find students have fun with this one. > And more
DUAL ENTRY READING JOURNAL
NOTES FOR THE TEACHER - 12 PAGES Character analysis, symbolism, motifs, chapter summaries, chapter analyses, & more.
<>All resources are designed for struggling learners. Great modified or alternative resource for special education or below-level learners. Questions & graphic organizers are great for discussion as they're often reflective/no wrong answer style. Ideal for Socratic circles. Resources encourage independent thinking & interpretation of this multi-layered philosophical novel which reflects upon friendship, love, and the meaning of life. Roughly 10th grade.