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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Fan Fic

I have been thinking about using fanfiction in my classroom (if we ever get computers). Therefore, I have been reading up on teachers who have used it in their classroom. I just learned that fanfiction.net requires that all users be at least 13 years old. I had no idea! I need to double check, but I believe all my students are 13. Just thought it was a good thing to know for anyone considering using it in their classrooms. If this is a known fact that I was oblivious to since I am new to all of this, I apologize :)

6 Comments:

Blogger JackieK said...

I was writing about using fan fiction in the classroom in my double entry journal. I thought it was a great idea. Why not encourage students to write by using a tool like this? If they get to write about what they are interested in than they will enjoy doing it. We want our children to love writing so it is our job to find ways to make it more appealing. I truly believe that fanfiction is definately one way to do this.

November 17, 2007 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I have been putting it in my journal as well. Have you found any good information? What grade do you teach? Let me know if you are successful in trying it :)
Good Luck!

November 17, 2007 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger JackieK said...

I am an inclusion preschool teacher so this is not something I would be able to do in my classroom. However, I think it could be successful when it comes to older grades. I did find this great article written by Rebecca Black that talks about fanfiction and how it can be useful for all students including our second language learners. She gives insight into how much time students are putting into literacy practices at home which can in turn enhance their writing ability.
http://www.newhorizons.org/strategies/literacy/black.htm

November 18, 2007 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger JackieK said...

The end of the web address was cut off it is black.htm

November 18, 2007 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

That's the exact article I read as well. It was definitely helpful. Thanks!

November 18, 2007 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Innes said...

the site that d2 uses for her harry potter fanfic doesn't ask for your age when registering...maybe it all depends on the site?

November 18, 2007 at 9:51 PM  

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