Understanding the Zone of Proximal Development

The Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) defines the readability range within which pupils should read to best develop their reading, while avoiding frustration. The ZPD is especially useful for pupils using Renaissance Accelerated Reader, which lists readability levels for all quizzed books. However, success at any difficulty also depends on a student’s interest in a book, and knowledge of its content.

To help your students understand the relationship between their own reading ability and the level of challenge of their books, we’ve put together this bookmark and poster. Click below to download for free, print and share!