The Little Prince
Google Classroom Interactive Unit
IF YOUR STUDENTS ARE NOT USING COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM THEY MAY STILL DO THIS ASSIGNMENT ON THE LITTLE PRINCE. PRINT AND DISTRIBUTE OR USE WITH A SMART BOARD AND ENGAGE THE ENTIRE CLASS.
INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT ARE THE FOLLOWING:
➢ 21 Interactive Google Slides - you simply share the file with your students and they answer the questions on their computers. I have also included this assignment as a PDF so that you can do the assignment without a computer.
➢ Using Google Classroom is an exciting new way to engage your students - the artwork is fabulous and complements this fantastic story!!!
➢ The Little Prince is a wonderful book. It may be taught on multiple layers and is a tremendous story to use when teaching students of all ages.
➢ The slides contain a series of questions that test reading comprehension as well as engage the students in textual analysis. Students type in answers on their computers (everything is automatically saved in Google Drive). See the PREVIEW for more information.
➢ Students cannot lose their assignments - check your students' work in the revision history to see what they finished and when they finished it.
➢ I use Google Classroom for all of my assignments. I create the assignment in Google slides or as a Google doc - I post the assignment and Google Classroom makes a copy of the file (for each student) - they simply hit “turn in” when they are ready to submit. It’s accessible anywhere through Google Chrome. It is their own file with their name on it. They may also share the file with you or with other students when they are doing group work.
➢ IF YOUR STUDENTS ARE NOT USING COMPUTERS THEY MAY STILL DO THIS ASSIGNMENT. PRINT AND DISTRIBUTE OR USE WITH A SMART BOARD AND ENGAGE THE ENTIRE CLASS
➢ No prep - the unit is ready to go - simply share the file with your students (a link is provided) and they answer the questions on their computers (at home or in class). No printing and no lost assignments.
➢ This is the first of two assignments on THE LITTLE PRINCE posted to TpT. The questions asked here are quite basic and could be either a beginning assignment before the class engages in Higher Order Thinking or this assignment could be done by younger students. The questions are appropriate for Middle School all the way through University - I have used these questions in University as a beginning point for my students and also used this assignment to tutor younger students. My second unit will contain more difficult questions - for instance, when I teach this wonderful story to undergrads I contrast aspects of it with Nietzsche’s philosophy, and I analyze how the book compares to the Bible.
Common Core Standards covered:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1; 9-10.1; 11-12.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.4; 9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.1: W 11-12.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
I teach THE LITTLE PRINCE as a TEXTURE TEXT or a CONTEXT TEXT usually alongside NIETZSCHE. It is an excellent story to use when studying philosophical concepts including, but not limited to, the following: HOPE, FRIENDSHIP, EXISTENTIALISM, and more.
If you're interested in this unit you may also be interested in my units on the following:
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: Google Slides Interactive Unit
HARRISON BERGERON: Google Slides Interactive Unit
TEXTUAL ANALYSIS - GOOGLE SLIDES COMPONENT
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