Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Fanfiction is an phenomenon where fans of movies, video games, TV shows, comics create original material based on the characters and events of the entertainment that they are fans of.

Teaching with fanfiction is extremely helpful because it gives students familiar material to unleash their creativity. Student can create prequels, sequels, missing scenes, alternate universes, and retell stories from other characters' perspectives.

Just go to fanfiction.net to see the variety of material that fans (many of them kids) are writing and reading about, or check out my growing collection of fanfiction links--sites of and about fanfiction.

Below is a fanfiction scene (created by a student and technically tweaked by me) in which the world of Rocky and Star Wars collide.

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