Visual Instruction Plan (VIP)


A visual instruction plan or VIP includes one step at a time, a picture or visual for every step, and minimum reliance on words. The different forms of VIP include pictures, visuals, outlines, and mind maps. According to Jones, VIP's also help the students become more independent.

The VIP can aid in the weaning process by providing the student with a visual diagram to completing a task on their own, leaving the teacher time to visit each student during guided practice.

Examples of VIP's include: pictures, outlines, mind maps (graphic organizers), etc.

A good VIP is a set of plans so utterly clear that someone who has never done the task before will be able to follow the steps achieving the correct answer.

"A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can't produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can't produce good fruit." (NLT)

 The relevance to the scripture is a good visual intruction plans help student's understand concepts one step at a time.