Silly Princess Bride Clippings
Last year, I had a great time teaching satire, characterization, plot structure, and parody to my sophomores using The Princess Bride. Several of them listed it as their favorite book they’d yet read in school.
You could probably work in a nice mini-lesson about tone and context by using something like this Princess Bride re-cut movie trailer, which turns the relatively lighthearted fairy tale into a horror flick:
And I just loved this cartoon found on Twaggies, a website that takes funny Tweets and illustrates them. You’d have to decide whether it was appropriate for your specific group of kids and school, but still: hilarious.