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You Don’t Need to Go to Comic-Con to Have Fan Literacies

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Long after the school year ends, students will still think about their Civil War-reenacting history teacher or their librarian who enters poetry competitions.

Fanfiction: What Educators Really Need to Know

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Do young fanfiction authors seek the kind of feedback that educators would find “useful” in K-12 settings, and are fanfiction communities really the nurturing environments of peer-critique that some make them out to be?

In Honor of Baseball’s All-Star Game, A Book to Pre-Order

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Student sports fans (in this case, baseball fans specifically) can leverage their outside-of-school literacies to comprehend and appreciate the sophisticated cartoons and high-level text.

Joss Whedon, Modern Dress Shakespeare, and the Problem of Class in Classrooms

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Both curriculum and pop culture, perhaps not coincidentally, have no problem dealing with class systems when they’re at a remove.

Welcoming ‘Sanditon’…and a Whole New Level of Fan Participation

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“Fans will not only have the opportunity to interact with the story, but actually be a part of it.”

Expanding a Book’s Universe

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Together we looked for ‘cheese holes’, or spaces in the story that allow the audience to participate in, contribute further to, and augment the original story using their own intelligence and imagination.

How Foreign Films Can Teach Critical Thinking

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Teenagers feel uncomfortable with the foreign setting, the emphasis on character and plot development. Yet, as students become engrossed in the story, they surrender to the “foreignness”…