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August 25, 2020

KQED

How Fan Fiction Inspires Kids to Read and Write and Write and Write

One unique element of fan fiction is the community that coalesces in support of writers. The feedback writers get in fan fiction communities helps them get better. Professor Rebecca Black learned about how helpful fan fiction communities can be when she studied English Language Learners who write fan fiction. These students felt insecure about their language skills in school, but developed confidence by practicing writing in fan fic forums and getting feedback.

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How Fan Fiction Inspires Kids to Read and Write and Write and Write

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