Fractured Fairy Tale
This video clip of a fractured fairy tale is useful for teaching motifs, comparison contrast, theme, genre, or irony.
What is important to the duckling?
What problems does the duckling face?
What is the theme of the clip?
What is ironic about the clip?
How is this version of The Ugly Duckling different than the original?
Why do you think the creator changed the story?
What does this clip reflect about our society?
Girl on Fire: Hunger Games Song Analysis
This site contains a song inspired by the Hunger Games (scroll down to play song). The lyrics and a letter explaining the inspiration for the song are included on the site. This would be an excellent resource for teaching metaphor, allusion (to Romeo and Juliet), or author's purpose. Teachers could also use it to link lyrics from the song to scenes from the novel.
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Database
This database contains an extensive assortment of folklore and mythology texts. For example, it includes 22 different version of the Cinderella story.