Holly Mueller is an education consultant who loves to teach, learn, and share ideas. She was a teacher of grades 5 and 6 in Ohio for many years. Holly writes about books and teaching on her blog Reading, Teaching, Learning. You can follow her on Twitter @muellerholly.
Holly Mueller and her middle school students have fun exploring the creative aspects of literary nonfiction.
Propaganda, word clouds, and close reading engage students in Holly Mueller’s sixth-grade class.
Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller close out the year with their final literacy contracts. It’s time for students to take ownership of their learning, so they select the themes.
Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller choose a theme of discovery for their April literacy contracts.
This month’s literacy contract for middle school students focuses on nonfiction texts and growing independence in the classroom.
Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller focus their February Literacy Contracts on dystopias.
Middle school teachers Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller focus on journeys and quests as the theme of their January Literacy Contracts in the latest installment of their year-long series.
Middle school teachers Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller focus on winter in short texts as the theme of their December Literacy Contracts in the latest installment of their year-long series.
The November installment of Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller’s yearlong literacy contract series has a theme of family and memoir.
Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller continue their monthly series on using literacy contracts in middle school. The October literacy contracts have a theme of fear and conflict.
Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller are Emphasizing Empathy in their September literacy contracts for middle school students.
Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller present Reading Contracts, a system for middle and high school teachers that involves students contracting to complete specific texts and tasks each month.