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English for Special Purposes - various subjects

English for Special Purposes - various subjects

Fairy Tales


1) Little Red Riding Hood~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Here are some resources to present this traditional tale to your students. You can then choose to ask them to draw a cartoon, write a story or act a play presenting their own ending of the tale.

Here is the politically correct version for sensitive children from the British Council : you can read, hear and see the story, do an online wordsearch and hangman, and put the elements of the story in the right order.http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-stories-red-riding-hood.htm

Then you can present some different endings : Tex Avery's Red Hot Riding Hood and Rural Riding Hoodhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQtYQouzNskhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Suk9miYlp6kThe Monty Python's versionhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKbWdgW6sD8(Remember that you can now find lots of Monty Python's videos on YouTube special Monty Python Channelhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGqX-tkDXEk )A very useful document including the original Tale by Perrault, a work sheet on Tex Avery's version, James Thurber's version and Roald Dahl's Revolting rhymes:http://pagesperso-orange.fr/frat.st.paul/LRRH.pdf

Full written version of Roald Dahlhttp://bebos.chez-alice.fr/mon_site_web/doc/little_red_riding_hood_Roald_Dahl.pdfanother visual flash version by the CBeebies from the BBC (read, hear and see)http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories/redridinghood.shtmlA surprising audio version of the tale written by a 10 year old girl and read by the wolf (with script) : level A2http://www.storybookonline.net/article.aspx?Article=wolfa lovely poem, level B2, for students with literary referenceshttp://www.storybookonline.net/article.aspx?Article=veryand lots of other version to listen and read among the story books online:http://www.storybookonline.net/

Louise Cooper's wolf tale and a complete teaching unit, with audio file, pre and post reading activities and an several extension and additional activities.http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/try/resources/britlit/wolfs-tale

Analyze of the symbols in this article : "Bettelheim interprets"http://nrhs.nred.org/www/nred_nrhs/site/hosting/Guarino/TeacherToolsWeb/hotlistsandwebs/VgFairytaleResources/fairytalewebpages/BettelheimInterprets.docsuggestions of activities for the youngesthttp://www.first-school.ws/activities/onlinestory/steps/redridinghood.htm

2) Sur la Lune Fairy Tales - annotated


3) Brothers Grimm: Fairy Tales, History, Facts, and More

4) Folktexts: a library of folk texts

5) Aaron's world of stories

6) Fractured Fairy Tales
7) Grimms Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales and Psychoanalysis 
  1. Psychoanalysis and Fairy Tales - Jean Chiriac
  2. Psychology and Fairy Tales - Carrie Hughes
  3. Fairy Tales and Psychoanalysis - Bruno Battelhaim, The Uses of Enchantment, 1976
  4. Fairy Tales - online documents 
  5. HARRY POTTER’S OEDIPAL ISSUES by Kelly Noel-Smith
  6. Psychoanalysis of J.M. Barrie