I like to use this to introduce to my AP Lit kids the patterns that stories follow. I usually pair it with this article "The Seven...Actually Nine Basic Plots According to Christopher Booker" by Glen C. Strathy. The video is from a talk Kurt Vonnegut Jr. used to give on how stories follow the same patterns.
When I teach AP Lit, we go over the basic tenets from the book How to Read Literature Like a Professor, which is an interesting book for any teacher of English to check out. It will tell you what you are most likely already doing while reading, but by brining it to the forefront of your mind, it helps you to focus better. Some AP teachers assign this book to their kids, but I would rather spend our time reading with reading literature and I can lecture in class on what is in the book. I use this particular video when I start with the Memory, Symbol, Pattern chapter.