Visual, Picture, Written Cues/Prompts


At times, students need additional assistance with starting or completing a task.  Cues may offer that additional support that encourages a student to initiate or continue a task that he/she has previously performed while prompts are used to directly assist a student in completing a task

Examples of visual/picture/written cues include written directions, arrows, color coding, or utilization of manipulatives.  

Examples of visual/picture/written Prompts include step-by-step instructions/directions to competing a task. 

The regular use of manipulatives in the math classroom can also provide cues to how the student should begin to deconstruct a mathematical word problem.  Using the steps derived from the natural learning process of concrete, representation, abstract learning.  Below are videos demonstrating the CRA model.  

Elementary CRA Example



Secondary CRA Example






Visual, Picture Written Prompts/Cues - Resources