Use Fan Fiction with Elementary Students

Sprague, Debra
May 2012
Learning & Leading with Technology;May2012, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p28
The article discusses the benefits of using fan fiction, creating stories using preexisting characters and settings, to encourage students to write. The author states that fan fiction can be easier for students who struggle with creating their own unique characters and settings. Other benefits of fan fiction noted in the article include interaction between fans of the original work, the need to read source material, and stimulating creative thinking. Also included are common arguments against fan fiction, such as copyright concerns, author objection, and fan fiction websites that contain adult language and themes. The author mentions her own created fan fiction website aimed at elementary school students, Where the Story Never Ends located at https://kidfanfiction.pbworks.com.


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