Fan fiction is an umbrella term for a range of works by writers who imagine the stories they are reading or the shows they are watching differently. They insert chapters, re-write endings, and script new episodes, all the while adding twists to the settings, plots, characters, etc.

Fan fiction is a great resource for the classroom. Students can read reinvented chapters and poems from their favorite books and be inspired to write some themselves. Below are some samples from http://www.fanfiction.net/ , a forum for submissions, discussions, and reviews.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4528412/1/Running_Thoughts

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4048469/1/One_Friend_Can_Make_A_Difference

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4454387/1/Better_Together

Note: The fan fiction site contains materials for adults and children. Teachers and parents should monitor what pieces the students are viewing.

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