Megan Ginther has taught for 16 years in the Lebanon City School District. She currently teaches 5th grade language arts and social studies. She blogs about her adventures in learning at www.meganginther.blogspot.com.
Megan Ginther found she was spending too much time responding to student writing, and just as important, taking on too much of the responsibility for improvement. She tackled the issue by developing a new program for peer evaluation of student writing.
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.