Discussion forum

1.This discussion forum invites you to write a post on SFL and how it can be used to inform language and content integrated instruction.Please read the article (Schleppegrell and Go (2007) )that I posted and please address the following question in your post. (2 paragraphs)

The authors explained using SFL concepts such as processes, circumstances, and participants can help students better addressed the three central tasks in writing (what is the text about? how is judgement/evaluation expressed? how is the text organized?) in writing or evaluating writing. Please choose one example from the article to explain how SFL concepts can be used to help English learners better understand “linking meaning and structure that helps students write in fuller and more effective ways” (p. 529).

2. write a poem it can be as short as a haiku or as long and formal as a sonnet. according these two articles (1. Short & Echevarría (1999), 2. Daniel & Conlin (2015) Shifting attention back to students within the SIOP.pdf)

As you read these two pieces, please focus on these questions to write a poem:

What is the SIOP model? In what context was it first being developed? In what ways do you find the SIOP model an effective approach to making content more accessible to language learners? Can you connect the SIOP model with what Zwiers and Gibbons discuss in their books on the approaches to integrating language and content?

What are some of Daniel and Conlin’s (2015) critiques on the SIOP model? Do you agree with their takes on the SIOP model? Why or why not?

Do you have any critiques on the SIOP model? Think about how language is being conceptualized in the SIOP model? How can we reimagine the SIOP Model to reflect our current understandings of language like disciplinary literacy and SFL?

In what ways the SIOP model informs your thinking of language and content integrated instruction?

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discussion forum

Discussion: Diversity and Health Assessments

    May 2012, Alice Randall wrote an article for The New York Times on the cultural factors that encouraged black women to maintain a weight above what is considered healthy. Randall explained—from her observations and her personal experience as a black woman—that many African-American communities and cultures consider women who are overweight to be more beautiful and desirable than women at a healthier weight. As she put it, “Many black women are fat because we want to be” (Randall, 2012).

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Randall’s statements sparked a great deal of controversy and debate; however, they emphasize an underlying reality in the healthcare field: different populations, cultures, and groups have diverse beliefs and practices that impact their health. Nurses and healthcare professionals should be aware of this reality and adapt their health assessment techniques and recommendations to accommodate diversity.

In this Discussion, you will consider different socioeconomic, spiritual, lifestyle, and other cultural factors that should be taken into considerations when building a health history for patients with diverse backgrounds. Your Instructor will assign a case study to you for this Discussion.

To prepare:

  • Reflect on your experiences as a nurse and on the information provided in this week’s Learning Resources on diversity issues in health assessments.
  • By Day 1 of this week, you will be assigned a case study by your Instructor. Note: Please see the “Course Announcements” section of the classroom for your case study assignment.
  • Reflect on the specific socioeconomic, spiritual, lifestyle, and other cultural factors related to the health of the patient assigned to you.
  • Consider how you would build a health history for the patient. What questions would you ask, and how would you frame them to be sensitive to the patient’s background, lifestyle, and culture? Develop five targeted questions you would ask the patient to build his or her health history and to assess his or her health risks.
  • Think about the challenges associated with communicating with patients from a variety of specific populations. What strategies can you as a nurse employ to be sensitive to different cultural factors while gathering the pertinent information?
By Day 3 of Week 2

Post an explanation of the specific socioeconomic, spiritual, lifestyle, and other cultural factors associated with the patient you were assigned. Explain the issues that you would need to be sensitive to when interacting with the patient, and why. Provide at least five targeted questions you would ask the patient to build his or her health history and to assess his or her health risks.

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Discussion Forum

Immigration continues to be a debated topic. Based upon what you learned about the immigrant worker and immigration laws, what are your thoughts on developing an amnesty program to capture the two million plus undocumented workers in this country? Reflect on options you think would be best in dealing with this issue. Ensure you support your idea.

Your response should include at least one scholarly source and be at least 300 words in length.

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