The Fan Club was written by a 15 year old student. This is a powerful short story with a surprise ending that involves bullying. This story is good for teaching tone/mood of a story as well as characterization. Vocabulary is very good. This story is appropriate for sixth grade through ninth grade. Sixth graders will need more support with vocabulary and comprehension. Comprehension strategies include the Hot Seat - a powerful dramatization activity that includes students writing open-ended questions. Students should be taught QAR and multiple choice test taking tips prior to the culminating activity of writing a test. The rubric for writing the test is good for any story or novel but is a separate item or $3.00.