I recently began planning a creative writing unit on story-telling and we'll be ending the unit with a final project involving fan fiction. Considering how HUGE it's become in the last several years, I've been surprised at the lack of ideas out there. There are articles about using it for ELL students, but I've found many of those to be less that engaging for my middle-schoolers. Also, many of the ideas are theoretical rather than practical. If you've used fan fic in your classrooms (or have thought about it), please share any and all ideas here. I'd love to see how you might incorporate it into creative writing (or reading) activities, how you introduced it to your students, and how you handled (or would handle) inappropriate material. Thanks!