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EL: Ms. Anna

Teacher Bio Curriculum Homework

 

My name is Anna Bjork and this is my third year as an EL Teacher at MIMS.

I was raised in Brookfield, Wisconsin and moved to Minneapolis to attend college.  Even though I've lived in Minneapolis for seven years now, I will always be a Green Bay Packers fan : )

I received my Bachelors Degree in Spanish and Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota. I also have my Masters Degree from the University of Minnesota in Second Languages and Cultures with a license in ESL (English as a Second Language). 

In my free time I love cooking, being outside, going to concerts and watching movies.

 

We have varied levels of English proficiency at this school so there is not a set curriculum that we use in each grade. Instruction is tailored to meet the students at their level. We also make sure to provide a variety of hands-on activities to help the students engage in their learning.

For our newcomers (WIDA levels 1.0-2.9) we use the ACCESS Newcomers Curriculum.

For the students that are WIDA levels 3.0-4.5 we focus on the following skills to ensure students are equipped to succeed in their content classes:

  • Main Idea
  • Summarizing
  • Theme
  • Text Features
  • Context Clues
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Cause and Effect
  • Writing 
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension

 

 

Ms. Anna's Daily Schedule

Class Period Room #
1st hr Prep room 222
2nd hr Advisory: Push-in with Ms. Taylor room 248
3rd hr Advisory: Push-in with Mr. Marcus room 232

4th hr

ELD Pull-out room 222

5th hr ELD Pull-out room 222
6th hr ELD Pull-out room 222

 

Ms. Anna's ELD Class Weekly Schedule

Date ELD Level 1 Daily Activity ELD Level 2 Daily Activity

Mon

9/18

  • Do Now: How was your weekend?

  • Sight Words List 1
  • Get To Know You
  • ABC's Review
  • Where in the World?
  • Jenga

Homework: Study sight words list 1. Final quiz on Friday!

  • Do Now: Paragraph write about your weekend
  • Sight Words List 2
  • Read new story, "A Dragon of Your Own" and learn new definitions

Homework: Study sight words list 2. Final Quiz on Friday!

Tue

9/19

  • Do Now: Robin's Nest
  • Review Close Reading Strategy
  • Sight Words List 1
  • Days of the Week and Months of the Year Intro

Homework: Study sight words list 1. Final quiz on Friday!

  • Do Now: Re-read story and identify characteristics of a bearded dragon
  • Review sight words List 2
  • Cause and Effect Identification

Homework: Study sight words list 2. Final Quiz on Friday! 

 

Wed

9/20

  • Do Now: practice close reading strategy 
  • Sight Words List 1
  • Days of the Week and Months of the Year practice
    • "A Week with Grandpa" reading and comprehension

Homework: Study sight words list 1. Final quiz on Friday!

  • Do Now: Draw 3 things a bearded dragon needs to survive
  • Sight Words List 2 Practice
  • Cause and Effect Practice: Read "Gone" and answer comprehension questions

Homework: Study sight words list 2. Final quiz on Friday!

 

Thur

9/21

  • Do Now: practice close reading 
  • Sight Words List 1
  • Days of the Week/Months of the year practice
  • "A Week with Grandpa" comprehension activities

Homework: Study sight words list 1. Final quiz on Friday!

  • Do Now: T/F practice
  • Sight Word List 2 Practice
  • Cause and Effect Practice: Write own story using characters, setting, problem and solution

Homework: Study sight words list 2. Final quiz tomorrow!

 

Fri

9/22

  • Do Now: practice close reading
  • Sight Words List 1 final test
  • "A Week with Grandpa" comprehension quiz
  • Do Now: Opinion Paragraph: Would you want to have a pet bearded dragon? Why or why not?
  • Sight Word List 2: final test
  • Finish writing cause and effect story
     
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Minnesota International Middle School277 12th Ave North

Minneapolis, MN  55401612-465-8465

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