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Planning Effective Instruction: Diversity Responsive Methods and Management, 5th Edition

  • Kay M. Price
  • Karna L. Nelson
  • ISBN-10: 1133936733
  • ISBN-13: 9781133936732
  • 304 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2007, 2003
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

PLANNING EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION: DIVERSITY RESPONSIVE METHODS AND MANAGEMENT, Fifth Edition, fully equips readers to teach in ways that meet the needs of all students in today's diverse classroom. The four-part organization corresponds with a framework for diversity responsive teaching that helps focus teachers' efforts in planning for diversity. Represented by a visual organizer, this framework helps readers see that what they teach, how they teach, and the context for teaching interact to bring about the success of all students. As readers use the book--now integrated with InTASC Standards--they will find numerous resources and exercises that will both lay the foundation for their future work and prove useful as a tool that they can reference throughout their teaching careers. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections


  • Classroom scenarios and vignettes provide examples of teachers who are planning lessons or activities for their classes. The scenarios, introduced at the beginning of the chapter and revisited at the end, provide a reason for reading and an opportunity to apply the information in the chapter.

  • Visuals--such as teacher checklists and mini-lessons--highlight key information and provide ready-to-use tools for teachers.

  • Information on how to integrate proactive classroom management into lesson or activity plans includes strategies and examples to help readers plan for management. Strategies for managing behavior in the "challenging class" are also included. In addition, ideas for the diverse classroom--including classrooms with English Language Learners--are covered in detail.

  • The authors focus on planning lessons and activities that are designed to meet the needs of the diverse student populations in today's classrooms. They present ways to determine whether to write a lesson or activity plan and what to include in each, helping readers save time when planning. They also explain how to build universal design features and critical teaching skills into the initial stages of planning a lesson or activity in order to decrease the need to add on accommodations for individuals.

  • Information about connecting lesson objectives to the state standards in both general education and special education helps readers identify content that is important to teach.

  • Examples of activity and lesson plans--which serve as models to guide student teachers as they begin to write their own plans--include plans designed for various grade levels, content areas, and group sizes.

  • The four-part framework begins with a "what to teach" section, which emphasizes how to think carefully about content and outcomes before planning how to teach. The "how to teach" section focuses on universal interventions (i.e., strategies that benefit all students). To ensure that students are prepared for potential obstacles that might derail an otherwise well-planned lesson or activity, coverage of classroom and behavior management is included in the third part, which covers the context for teaching and learning. The fourth part offers guidelines for writing plans.


"Student-friendly with many useful ideas, but also with concrete information on learning how to become a good teacher."
— Rondall Brown, Eastern Oregon University

About the Author

Kay M. Price

Kay M. Price is a seasoned teacher education instructor and supervisor; she taught and supervised at Western Washington University for 30+ years. She has also been a special education teacher and consultant in K−12 schools. Her areas of interest and expertise include instructional planning and delivery, teacher coaching for pre-service and in-service teachers in general and special education, inclusion strategies, adapting instruction for students with learning problems, and general classroom management.

Karna L. Nelson

Karna L. Nelson is an experienced teacher education instructor and supervisor; she taught for 25+ years at Western Washington University. She was also a special education teacher and a K−12 school consultant. Her areas of expertise and interest include instructional planning and delivery, adapting instruction for English-language learners, positive behavior support and management, and teaching individuals with emotional and behavior disorders.

Table of Contents

1. Thinking about Content.
2. Writing Objectives.
3. General Approaches to Universal Instructional Interventions.
4. Critical Teaching Skills for Focusing Attention.
5. Critical Teaching Skills for Presenting Information.
6. Critical Teaching Skills for Promoting Active Participation.
7. Critical Teaching Skills for Planning Practice and Monitoring Student Progress.
8. Critical Teaching Skills for Planning Partner and Small-Group Work.
9. Selected Instructional Interventions.
10. Supporting Student Behavior.
11. Critical Management Skills for Communicating with Students.
12. Critical Management Skills for Structuring the Learning Environment.
13. Lessons versus Activities.
14. Lesson Planning.
15. Activity Planning.
16. Direct Instruction.
17. Informal Presentation.
18. Structured Discovery.
19. Teaching Specialized Content.
20. Editing Your Plan.
21. Using the Framework for Diversity Responsive Teaching.

New to this edition

  • New standards integration shows how the text content correlates to the key InTASC Standards. This includes chapter-opening listings of InTASC Standards to be addressed in the chapter, integrated coverage of standards throughout the book, and a convenient Correlation Chart on the inside book covers that indicates where standards coverage appears.
  • A new "Portfolio Pointers" feature at the end of each chapter highlights best practices for students creating a portfolio.
  • New video case boxes introduce videos (accompanied by guiding questions) that allow students to relate important chapter content to real-life scenarios in early childhood settings. Videos are viewable at the Education Media Library.
  • New "Tech Note" boxes give suggestions for how to incorporate technology into instructional planning.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285088131 | ISBN-13: 9781285088136)
Online PowerPoint® Slides  (ISBN-10: 1285088441 | ISBN-13: 9781285088440)