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EL: Ms. Anna

Teacher Bio




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 MIMS 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.

Here is a graphic for where students are placed depending on their WIDA proficiency level.

 ELD Slide.pdf

For our newcomers (WIDA levels 1.0-2.9) we use the ACCESS Newcomers Curriculum, Saddleback Welcome Newcomers Curriculum and Saddleback ELL Teen Literacy Library. The EL teachers also use a plethora of additional resources to supplement the curriculum and make it more hands-on and activity-based.

For students that are WIDA levels 3.0-4.5 we also use the ELL Teen Literacy Library. We focus heavily 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

  • Reading Comprehension



Online Resources:

Quizlet: Class: ELD

Use Google Chromebook username and password to login to account

Quizlet Class 

Directions for Quizlet at Home.pdf 


Students can be working on a variety of different codes for IXL. All students have a copy of the checklist we are working on in their folders. All the codes checklists can be found in the Google Folder below.

IXL Checklists 

ELD Rubrics and I Can Statements:

The following links will take you to our Google Folder that has the rubrics we use to grade students along

ELD Rubrics

WIDA website

This resource shows the English Language Development Standards as well as additional resources and information about how we determine a student's language proficiency.

WIDA Website





Ms. Anna's Weekly Schedule

Class Period

Room #

1st Hour


Prep room 222

2nd Hour


Advisory: Push-in with 7th grade 

3rd Hour


ELD Pull-out room 222

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


ELD Class Daily Activity





FIELD DAY! Remember to wear tennis shoes and bring lots of water.



  • Sight Words: Unit 14
  • Climate Change worksheet
  • Weather Stations
  • Homework: start studying vocab unit 14 on Quizlet







  • Sight Words: Unit 14
  • Weather and Natural Disasters Stations
  • Homework: start studying vocab unit 14 on Quizlet




  • Sight Words: Unit 14
  • Weather and Natural Disasters Stations
  • Homework: study vocab on Quizlet




  • Sight Words: Unit 14
  • Weather and Natural Disasters Stations
  • Homework: study vocab on Quizlet






Minnesota International Middle School277 12th Ave North

Minneapolis, MN  55401612-465-8465

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