Strategy

Visual Task Schedule

Mini-Schedule, Activity Schedule

UDL 1.1 UDL 6.4

A visual task schedule can help students learn basic classroom routines or the steps for completing specific academic and behavioral tasks. The schedule can have visual icons and text for each step in the classroom routine or academic task. The student refers to the visual schedule and can check off when he/she has completed the steps in the routine or remove the picture icon from the task schedule.

Ready-to-Use Resources

Picture Icons

Picture Choices: Classroom Activities

A collection of full-color icons to represent various classroom activities. Laminate and use individually for visual schedules, first-then charts, or as labels. Blank template is also included.

Grade K, 1, 2 · Behavior & SEL · 2 pages


Self-Regulation Tool

First-Next Chart: Horizontal

A horizontal First-Next Chart that can be used to introduce foundational skills for telling time, as a visual schedule, or a behavioral modification tool, with Word and PDF versions included.

Grade K, 1, 2 · Behavior & SEL · 1 pages


Self-Regulation Tool

First-Next Chart: Vertical

A vertical First-Next Chart that can be used to introduce foundational skills for telling time, as a visual schedule, or a behavioral modification tool, with Word and PDF versions included.

Grade K, 1, 2 · Behavior & SEL · 1 pages


Self-Regulation Tool

Visual Schedule: 3-Step (First, Next, Last)

A vertical 3-Step Visual Schedule that can be used to introduce foundational skills for telling time, as a visual schedule, or a behavioral modification tool, with Word and PDF versions included.

Grade K, 1, 2 · Behavior & SEL · 1 pages


Template

Visual Schedule Template: 2-Tasks with Times

A customizable 2-task visual schedule for classroom routines and behavioral expectations. Laminate the schedule for multiple uses and consider posting in appropriate areas of the classroom. A sample of a completed schedule is included for reference.

Grade 3, 4, 5 · Behavior & SEL · 2 pages


Template

Visual Schedule Template: 3-Tasks with Times

A customizable 3-task visual schedule for classroom routines and behavioral expectations. Laminate the schedule for multiple uses and consider posting in appropriate areas of the classroom. A sample of a completed schedule is included for reference.

Grade 3, 4, 5 · Behavior & SEL · 2 pages


Template

Visual Schedule Template: 4-Tasks with Times

A customizable 4-task visual schedule for classroom routines and behavioral expectations. Laminate the schedule for multiple uses and consider posting in appropriate areas of the classroom. A sample of a completed schedule is included for reference.

Grade 3, 4, 5 · Behavior & SEL · 2 pages


Visual Aid

Blank Visual Task Schedule Reminder Strips

Blank Visual Task Schedule reminder strips for individualized routines. Laminate the task schedules and use with schedule icons. Consider posting in appropriate areas of the classroom.

Grade K, 1, 2 · Behavior & SEL · 1 pages


Visual Aid

Classroom Activities: Visual Task Schedules

A collection of visual task schedules for learning classroom routines and behavioral expectations. Laminate the task schedules for multiple use and consider posting in appropriate areas of the classroom.

Grade K, 1, 2 · Behavior & SEL · 2 pages


Visual Aid

Daily Routines: Visual Task Schedules

A collection of visual task schedules for learning classroom routines and behavioral expectations. Variations include templates to support transition periods and hygienic tasks. Laminate the task schedules for multiple use and consider posting in appropriate areas of the classroom.

Grade K, 1, 2 · Behavior & SEL · 2 pages


Visual Aid

Icons: Visual Task Schedules

A collection of icons to use when creating visual task schedules. Variations include both academic and behavioral icons. Laminate and use individually or with blank visual task schedules.

Grade K, 1, 2 · · 2 pages


Implementation Tips

Repetition
Visual schedules are best utilized with multiple, repetitive practice by the student, as well as teachers/staff supporting the student with learning the routines. A teacher may need to provide a lot of prompting/modeling at the beginning of learning the routine and will gradually release support to a level of independence for student.
Scaffolded Support
Once a student has learned the routine or academic procedure, the visual task checklist may be faded from the individual instruction.
Be creative
There are many resources available for picture icon scheduling. Some of the resources available include free downloadable images from [[ http://pics.tech4learning.com | www.tech4learning.com ]]. Instead of picture icons, photos of the student completing each step of the task may also be included on the visual task schedule.
Autism
Have students carry the schedule cue with them to their next location and match the cue with an identical object/image or deposit it in a labeled pocket/basket. Carrying the cue helps remind learners where they are going as they transition.

Examples

Washing Hands
A student is learning the steps for washing her hands. On the mirror in the bathroom, there is a visual checklist with picture icons showing the following steps: 1) Turn on water 2) Rinse hands 3) One pump for soap 4) Rub hands together for 15 seconds 5) Turn off water 6) Get towel 7) Dry off hands with towel 8) Throw out towel in trash can
Math
During math class, the teacher has a mini-schedule for the duration of the period of the selected academic tasks (e.g. 1. Practice math facts 2. Group instruction 3. Partner practice 4. Independent practice). The teacher can use the schedule to support the scaffolded instruction of the academic period.
Transition School to Home
A student who has difficulty transitioning from school to home at the end of the day carries a visual task schedule of each of the steps to get home, including walking to the bus, getting on the bus, listening to music on the bus, getting off the bus and arriving at home.
Autism
Use schedules to assist students with transitioning and completing various demands of the school day. Visual schedules can include functional objects, pictures/symbols of activities, words and phrases, or a combination, depending on student ability.

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