English Language Arts

My name is Leif Berg and I started here at Keewaydin the fall of 2016. I am teaching English Language Arts and Social Studies. I grew up in South Minneapolis on 41st ave and 53rd street. I grew up coming to Keewaydin park for sports and learned how to iceskate here. I been teaching in Minneapolis fall of 2010 and I taught lower elementary prior to teaching 6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies.


Q1- Seedfolks 

Personal narrative writing

Q2- Monkey Man, All summer in a Day and Monsters are due on Maple Street.
Comparing stories and discussion collective fear
Q3- Free?:Stories About Human Rights (Amnesty International)
Literature Circle groups where kid read 6 of the stories. Creating their own story based off of the International Human Rights. 
Q4- Zombie baseball beatdown, Esperanza Rising, Color of my Words, Slam, Hidden, four-four-two, American born Chinese, Brown Girl Dreaming
Students choose 2 of the 8 books to read and respond to different prompts. Kids make a movie trailer about one of the books they read.