Visual Direction Cards

Visual Direction Cards
Visual Direction Cards
Visual Direction Cards
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Tired of spending valuable time reminding students what to do next for the ump-teenth time? :) Want a simple way to make your teaching more efficient and effective? Grab these visual direction cards!

Just print, cut out, and start using them today as visual cues to accompany directions you display for your students. After learning about the power of visual directions, I created these and started using them this year... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

I use mine so often that I've laminated them and stuck magnetic tape on the back so I'm able to quickly stick them on the board. Then as I'm giving directions, I just use the pictures I need, add a few words with my dry erase marker and BAM! Everyone knows exactly what to do. If they forget, they know where to look- it's all there!

Research proves that visual directions with pictures increase the clarity of the message AND double the length of the receiver's memory.

If you post directions visually in the room, kids can learn to look there rather than asking you to remind them what to do next!
This simple move makes your students more confident AND frees you up for more important things! Win-win!

Included in this packet, you'll find directions on how and why to use the cards (simple and clear) and over 30 cards you probably commonly use as you're presenting directions to kids, including:

Header cards with your choice of words in blue or black:
*How to ________

# cards 1-12 in your choice of blue or black

Cards that tell what to do:
*number your paper
*write your name
*color (with a crayon visual)
*color (with a marker visual)
*butter (that's what we call highlighting our popcorn words)
*hole punch
*fold (both directions)
* (some blank papers for you to write on)

Cards that tell where to put things:
*Put it in your backpack.
*Put it in your folder.
*Put it in your binder.
*Put it in the basket.
*Put it _____________. (fill in the blank)

Cards that tell what to do next:
*Clean up
*Make a quiet choice.

I always display my directions on my white board so I add clarifying words here and there and if I need something that I don't have a card for, I just write it. The idea behind these cards is that you won't have to spend time writing and drawing the MOST COMMONLY used directions over and over. They're also much more visually appealing than anything I could draw as I'm giving instructions. :)

Give these a try! I'm sure you'll love them and so will your students!

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Visual Direction Cards
Visual Direction Cards
Visual Direction Cards
Visual Direction Cards