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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.

Then you can present some different endings : Tex Avery's Red Hot Riding Hood and Rural Riding Hood Monty Python's version that you can now find lots of Monty Python's videos on YouTube special Monty Python Channel )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:

Full written version of Roald Dahl visual flash version by the CBeebies from the BBC (read, hear and see) surprising audio version of the tale written by a 10 year old girl and read by the wolf (with script) : level A2 lovely poem, level B2, for students with literary references lots of other version to listen and read among the story books online:

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.

Analyze of the symbols in this article : "Bettelheim interprets" of activities for the youngest

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 
  6. Psychoanalysis of J.M. Barrie