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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

  • Sequencing

  • Theme

  • Text Features

  • Context Clues

  • Compare and Contrast

  • Cause and Effect

  • Writing 

  • Grammar

  • Comprehension

 

 

Ms. Anna's Weekly Schedule

Class Period

Room #

1st Hour

 

Prep room 222

2nd Hour

 

Advisory: Push-in with
7th grade Ms. Elisha and Ms. Taylor

3rd Hour

 

Advisory: Push-in with
Mr. Marcus room 232

4th Hour

 

ELD Pull-out room 222

5th Hour

 

ELD Pull-out room 222

6th Hour

 

ELD Pull-out room 222

Ms. Anna's Daily Schedule

Date

ELD Level 1 Daily Activity

ELD Level 2 Daily Activity

 

Monday

11/20

 

  • Do Now: sight words
  • Quick Write: Weekend
  • Reading Strategy Focus Packet:
    • Number the paragraphs
    • Read the questions
    • Read the passage
    • Answer the questions
    • Underline where you found your answers in the text
Homework: Study sight words. Final quiz Wednesday!
  • Do Now: sight words
  • Quick Write: Weekend
  • Read new Do Now story
  • Vocab from story

Homework: study sight words. Final quiz Friday!

 

 

Tuesday

11/21

*professional development

  • IXL work day: ABC order and GCF
  • IXL work day: story elements

 

Wednesday

11/22

  • Do Now: sight words 
  • Writing practice: What are you thankful for?
  • Story Elements practice
    • ​​​​​​​Task cards
    • IXL
  • Homework: work on IXL over break!
  • Do Now: sight words
  • Writing practice: What are you thankful for?
  • Comprehension questions
  • Story elements practice
    • ​​​​​​​Task cards
    • IXL
  • Homework: work on IXL over break!

 

Thursday

11/23

NO SCHOOL! NO SCHOOL!

 

Friday

11/24

NO SCHOOL! NO SCHOOL!

 

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Minnesota International Middle School277 12th Ave North

Minneapolis, MN  55401612-465-8465

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