This is a 14 slide PowerPoint presentation to correspond with the Native American folktale, Song of the Hermit Thrush as found in the book, Legends of the Iroquois. The presentation begins with a youtube.com clip of the bird and then goes through the questions and analysis that correspond with the story. There is a Whitman poem that is compared and contrasted to the story. Then, there are a series of leveled questions to correspond with the poem and book. Finally, there is a creative writing prompt. The PowerPoint corresponds with the handout also on this site. It is appropriate for a middle school ELA class period.