Reading Comprehension through Disney Villain Songs

A couple of months ago, we released this eBook:

The feedback from the eBook has been fantastic! You can get a taste of what is included in the eBook by clicking here.

Building on this, I have now written and released another ebook, this time looking at Disney Villain Songs. 

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Here is a taste of what is included in the Disney Villain Comprehension eBook:

Tangled - Mother Knows Best

You want to go outside? Why, Rapunzel...!
Look at you, as fragile as a flower
Still a little sapling, just a sprout
You know why we stay up in this tower
Rapunzel: I know but...
That's right, to keep you safe and sound, dear

What does Gothel compare Rapunzel to? A flower
What is a sapling? A young tree
What is a sprout? It can either be the shoot of a plant or describe a young plant growing.
Which word shows Gothel thinks Rapunzel is too young? Still
Why does Gothel compare Rapunzel to a flower? It links to the reason Gothel wants to keep Rapunzel in the first place, the magic flower.
How do you know Gothel has spoken about this before? Gothel starts the line with “You know why we stay.”
Can you think of a word to describe Gothel? Controlling, selfish, self-centered, manipulating.
What evidence from the text makes you think this? Open for discussion. She doesn’t let Rapunzel speak.
Why do you think they live in a tower? It keeps Rapunzel hidden away from the real world but also keeps her trapped.

The Little Mermaid - Poor Unfortunate Souls

The only way to get what you want is to become a human yourself
Can you do that?
My dear, sweet child, that's what I do
It's what I live for
To help unfortunate merfolk like yourself
Poor souls with no one else to turn to

What is it that Ariel wants? To be human.
Why does Ariel want to be human? She’s always been intrigued by humans on land, collecting items and she loves Prince Eric.
Why does Ursula address Ariel as a dear, sweet child? She is trying to lure Ariel into thinking she is trying to help.
Do you think Ursula does live to help others? No, she is saying this to mask her cunning, deceiving agenda.
What does the word unfortunate mean? It means to have or be marked by bad fortune; unlucky.
What does the word merfolk mean? Both mermen and mermaids.

How does the last line help Ursula trick Ariel? She is tricking Ariel into believing Ursula is her only hope, her only answer.

Lion King - Be Prepared

I never thought hyenas essential
They're crude and unspeakably plain
But maybe they've a glimmer of potential
If allied to my vision and brain

What does the word essential mean? It means absolutely necessary; extremely important.
Why are hyenas essential to Scar? With no backing from the military (the pride) for his coup, for the pride supports brother Mufasa, the wayward royal has had to seek military support from the traditional enemies of the kingdom in order to support his ambitions.
Why would scar have never thought hyenas would be essential? As he states in the next line they are crude and plain.
Does Scar see hyenas as an equal partner? He denigrates the hyenas. He clearly views them as dispensable tools, rather than deadly partners.
Why does he only see a glimmer of potential? He isn’t overly confident in the hyena's ability, but they’re his only hope. The word glimmer shows a slight, little chance.
What does the word allied mean? it means to join and work together.
Why does Scar use this word? It is a word closely linked to war and that is what Scar envisages, a war for the throne.
Can you think of a word that Scar might use to describe himself? Open for discussion, clever as he only thinks he’ll win if the hyenas use his brain. 

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