Do you have students who do poorly on the following directions subtest of the CELF-4? (Have you heard they’re making changes for the CELF-5? Well, there is still a following directions subtest and the items involve many of the same concepts.) I found that finding materials to use with students who struggle with these skills (i.e. temporal concepts, multi-step directions, basic concepts, directions with a LOT of language, etc.) was way too difficult. I decided to make a leveled following directions packet to systematically teach and probe these skills.
There are 6 levels of difficulty. The components of each and the concepts targeted are described in detail on the contents page (shown below).
Levels 1 & 2 correspond to a set of 3 visuals (labeled A, B, & C). There are 16 directions for each visual A, B, & C.
|Some examples of level 2 directions that correspond to visual A.|
Levels 3-6 correspond to a set of 12 visuals (labeled D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, & O).
Below are some examples of directions that pertain to the visuals pictured above. They are for levels 3-6.
The number/letter code at the top left corner of each card shows what level the card is and to which visual it pertains.
I’ve also included a data sheet so you can keep track of the types of errors your students are making.
In total, this download has 432 directions: 216 two step directions and 216 three step directions. The various levels make this appropriate for a wide variety of students/groups. The vocabulary pictured is simple: computers, notebooks, numbers, and letters.
I hope this is helpful for you and all of those students who struggle with those complex temporal directions (like on the CELF)! Find it here.