Explain the difference between student readiness and ability and how readiness is related to Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). Provide an example to support your explanation.
Although it would be easier if all students walked into our classrooms at the same
readiness level, this simply will never happen. You will have students who are
below, at or above grade level and you have to somehow effectively teach them.
This is why differentiation is so important to our classroom instruction. After
reading Chapter 5, answer the following questions:
- Explain the difference between student readiness and ability and how readiness is related to Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). Provide an example to support your explanation.
- Pages 94- 98 of our text provide specific guidelines when differentiating for student readiness. Based on these guidelines, develop at least three different ways you will determine the readiness levels of your students. How will these guidelines help you understand the level of readiness to plan differently for content, process, and product?
Use the text to support your opinions.
Carefully review the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be
used to evaluate this Discussion Thread.
Book: Sousa, D. A. & Tomlinson, C. A. (2011). Differentiation and the brain: How
neuroscience supports the learner-friendly classroom. Bloomington, IN: Solution
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