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Linguistic Landscape

I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer


Bridge Academy
Representational Wall
Space

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Miledy Infante

Lisa Morales

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What are the functions of
representational wall
space
in the Science and Technology
hallways, the NLA (Native
Language Arts)
and Social Studies classrooms
within I.S. 145, and how does it
correlate 4
Bridge Academy for Success Mission Statement

We will provide a bridge for a new generation of


immigrant students and facilitate their transition towards
becoming proficient English language learners. The Bridge
Academy will provide a learning environment enabling
them to reach their full intellectual potential and develop
the necessary literacy, critical thinking, problem solving
and information management skills that are necessary to
succeed in the 21st century. Through the collaborative and
conscientious efforts of a dedicated staff, students,
parents, and a supportive community, we will add another
successful chapter to the American experiment reaffirming
that our ingenuity, diversity, tolerance and humanity are
truly a beacon of hope for the world.
Native Language Arts/ ESL Classroom
The Native Language Arts and ESL classroom has various charts displayed
on the walls. The charts are mainly guidelines to facilitate comprehension of how
various tasks should be completed. Some of the most important charts covering the
classroom’s wall space are as follows ;

• Pared de Palabras- Also known as the word wall

• Heading guideline

• Libros de Espanol- Spanish Library

• What do readers do to figure out the new words and text meaning?

English and Spanish charts displaying the following;


• Seven habits of good writers
• Seven habits of good readers
• How to abandon a book
• Quick writes
Native Language Arts / ESL
Classroom
Social Studies Classroom
 Within the social studies classroom one will find various pictures
displaying the current theme of Greek Mythology. Students have
learned Greek culture by analyzing stories and learning about
Greek art. Students have learned many literary skills, critical
thinking skills, as well as problem solving skills through:
.Learning what myths are.
.What is the structure of a myth?
.Creating their personal myths.

 The students’ myth creation, painting of their God/ Goddess on a


vase, and a written myth about that God/ Goddess, was used as
an assessment criterion.

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C.S.D 30 Mission Statement
The mission of C.S.D 30 is to
provide our children with a “world
class education” in a safe, nurturing
and exciting environment. This will
be accomplished through the
collaborative efforts of involved
parents, supportive community and
dedicated staff. Our children will thus
become effective and contributing
members of our diverse society. 10
Science and Technology
Academy
Representational Wall Space

 Computer classroom door


 Academy’s Banner
 Science Experiments conducted
by students
 Painted elevator with scientific
terminology displayed 11
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Flow of Knowledge
Principal

Standards

Assistant Principal Teacher

Students

Social studies NLA (Native Language Arts) Science and Technology

Critical thinking skills


Literacy
Information Management skills
Making meaning out of context

WORLD HISTORY In the native language, Creation of graphs, data tables,


. Historic events and developments writing imaginative, Labeled diagrams & photographs,
Interpretation of reading passages,13
of interpretive, and responsive texts calculations & written responses,
past civilizations as well as evaluation of data & application of
. Analyze artifacts reading from informational texts. scientific knowledge & skills to the
Conclusion
In conclusion the Bridge Academy as
well as the Science and Technology
Academy both exhibit examples of linguistic
representational wall space. Students will
continue to learn critical thinking skills,
literacy, information management skills and
making meaning out of context through
content areas provided by the standards
and schools staff. The linguistic wall spaces
represent the educational consistency in
both academies and their C.S.D.
(Community School District) 30s mission of
providing an educational environment that
entails parental involvement, a supportive
community, and a professional dedicated 14
staff.
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