Fan fiction as a valuable literacy practice

  • Stevie Leigh Drury University
Keywords: Classroom, Fandom, Pedagogy, Pop culture, Students


The future of literacy requires an incorporation of the new texts that are emerging from the evolution of popular culture. Though curriculum reform is a complex task, the source material is readily available to educators in the form of fan fiction. Fan fiction is a valuable literacy practice and should be used in the classroom because it encourages creativity and literacy appreciation, promotes socialization, offers a platform for self-exploration, and motivates students to advance their writing skills.