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An expanded list of resources. to help teachers investigate and plan the use of fanfiction for literacy. This includes the resources included in our workshop references ( and others.

The Organization for Transformative Works. k8monster asked: Re: the new merch store: When you have the numbers, we'll be able to see how much profit goes back into merch and how much of it benefits the OTW, right?

The Organization for Transformative Works

I assume some of it will have to fund more merch, but I'd guess the rest goes right back into the organization, yes? (PS: I want that pen. I want 5.) Hi k8monster Yes, all profits from the sale of any merchandise goes to the OTW. Yay for liking the pen! However if you want to work your way to 5 (or more!) FanFiction (FanFictioneer) "I Do Not Own Gossip Girl": Examining the Relationship between Teens, Fan Fiction, and Gossip Girl - Tags: FAN fiction TEENAGERS in literature. Home » "I Do Not Own Gossip Girl": Examining the Relationship between Teens, Fan Fiction, and Gossip Girl Acta Mycologica;2013, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p38 Academic Journal The article discusses the written on fan fiction and teens to date that bring out the Gossip Girl to the creation of fan fiction.

Carolyn Land explores a variety of fan fiction pieces related to Gossip Girl (a famous book series created by teen authors which is also now a television show) and looks at how teenagers can use fanfiction to write more creatively, collaborate with other fans, and get immediate feedback about their writing. Land suggests ideas of how schools can use this to helps engage the learner and support their literacy development in a fun and interesting way. (S.W.) – anonytw33t

It states that the teen writers use the Gossip Girl fan fiction to reach the goals and motivations of fan fiction writers.

"I Do Not Own Gossip Girl": Examining the Relationship between Teens, Fan Fiction, and Gossip Girl - Tags: FAN fiction TEENAGERS in literature

Adolescents' anime-inspired 'fanfictions': An exploration of Multiliteracies - Tags: FAN fiction ANIMATED films. Home » Adolescents' anime-inspired 'fanfictions': An exploration of Multiliteracies Adolescents' anime-inspired 'fanfictions': An exploration of Multiliteracies Chandler-Olcott, Kelly; Mahar, Donna April 2003 Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Apr2003, Vol. 46 Issue 7, p556 Academic Journal Article Examines the anime-inspired fanfiction of adolescents.

Chandler-Olcott andMahar provide an insightful look into the use of multiliteracies in their classroom. They describe specific examples of how fanfiction has helped improve the reading and especially writing skills of students in the classrooms they researched. Furthermore they provide information on what teachers need to think about in order to bring fan-fiction into their classrooms. (S.W.) – anonytw33t
Adolescents' anime-inspired 'fanfictions': An exploration of Multiliteracies - Tags: FAN fiction ANIMATED films

Smart Pop Books — Book — Fic. What is fanfiction, and what is it not?

For those who want a comprehensive, yet well-edited exploration of the development of fanfiction, Fic, edited by Universtity of Utah associate English professor Anne Jamison, is an informative read. The book includes essays by professional writers as well as well-known (at least within their milieu) authors of fanfiction. Its organisation and index easily permit readers to dip in and out as needed to find information. (J.C.) – anonytw33t

Why does fanfiction matter?

Smart Pop Books — Book — Fic

And what makes it so important to the future of literature? Fic is a groundbreaking exploration of the history and culture of fan writing and what it means for the way we think about reading, writing, and authorship. It’s a story about literature, community, and technology—about what stories are being told, who’s telling them, how, and why. With provocative discussions from both professional and fan writers, on subjects from Star Trek to The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Harry Potter, Twilight, and beyond, Fic sheds light on the widely misunderstood world(s) of fanfiction—not only how fanfiction is transforming the literary landscape, but how it already has.

Organization for Transformative Works.

This is the non-profit organisation behind several great resources about fan culture including the fanlore.org wiki, the fanfiction Archive of Our Own ( and the online, peer-reviewed journal Transformative Works and Cultures ( The OTW is run entirely by volunteers, so anyone looking for a way to be involved in the fan community can find many opportunities here on a different level than just writing and responding to fanfiction. Users can also use their calendar to find events and symposia related to fan culture. (J.C.) – anonytw33t

Newlits - Fanfiction Unit for Grade 4 Classroom by Donna & Nicole.

While this unit is designed for grade 4 students, the activities could easily be adapted to any grade. It includes alignment with curricular standards and learning objectives, a class by class description of the activities for the 10 class unit , rubrics for the included assessment activities, exemplars of fanfiction, and links to useful resources. (J.C.) – anonytw33t

Online Fanfiction: What Technology and Popular Culture Can Teach Us About Writing and Literacy Instruction. Online Fanfiction: What Technology and Popular Culture Can Teach Us About Writing and Literacy Instruction by Rebecca W.

While focussed on ELLs, the discussion in this article is transferable to students of all language abilities. Black investigates the aspects of fanfiction that make it an effective vehicle for strengthening literacies. (J.L.) – anonytw33t

Black Across the globe youth are growing up with digital and interactive media technologies as an integral part of their lives.

Online Fanfiction: What Technology and Popular Culture Can Teach Us About Writing and Literacy Instruction

Writing with Jane. When the Lit Hits the Fan in Teacher Education.

In this School Library Journal guest post, Shamburg offers great suggestions for meaningful, authentic ways to incorporate fan fiction in the english classroom. (N.P.) – anonytw33t

Using Fan Fiction to Teach Critical Reading and Writing Skills - Tags: FAN fiction READING comprehension. Home » Using Fan Fiction to Teach Critical Reading and Writing Skills Using Fan Fiction to Teach Critical Reading and Writing Skills Kell, Tracey October 2009 Teacher Librarian;Oct2009, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p32 Academic Journal Article The article discusses using the genre of fan fiction to teach critical reading and writing skills to students at the middle school level.

Kell situates fan fiction in the context of participatory culture, and describes a fan fiction project for 7th grade students. Copyright issues are also discussed. A good starting point for understanding fan fiction in the classroom. (N.P.) – anonytw33t

Tags: FAN fiction; READING comprehension; COMPOSITION (Language arts) -- Study & teaching; WEBSITES; TEACHING methods; TEACHER-librarians Related Articles Ungraded Writing Assignments Help Students Engage with Content. // Curriculum Review;Nov2013, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p5 The article discusses "Writing to Learn," an approach to teaching writing assignments developed through collaboration between Teaching Channel and Educate Texas that utilizes warm-up exercises, active listening techniques, and reflective writing.Writing: Hard Work and Magic.

Using Fan Fiction to Teach Critical Reading and Writing Skills - Tags: FAN fiction READING comprehension

Share More Sharing ServicesMore Read the Article Courtesy of your local library Other Topics. I Love Your Book, but I Love My Version More: Fanfiction in the English Language Arts Classroom. Kerri L.

The authors offer a nice overview of what fan fiction is, and discuss ways to incorporate fan fiction into the 21st century classroom. The concept of transliteracy is explored in the context of modern technologies. (N.P.) – anonytw33t

Mathew and Devon Christopher Adams At midnight on August 2, 2008, the final installment of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Series, Breaking Dawn, hit bookstore shelves across the globe.

I Love Your Book, but I Love My Version More: Fanfiction in the English Language Arts Classroom

But, regardless of whether Bella would chose Jacob Black or Edward Cullen as her final paramour, or whether she would become a vampire or remain mortal in Meyer’s grand finale, millions of children and teens had already finished the novel. Access and afiiliation: The literacy and composition practices of English-language learners in an online fanfiction community.