I make these 14 directional icons and laminate them. You can read, save, or print this.
I put a magnet on the back and use them on my white board so that my students can easily follow directions when they are doing daily skill sheets that make up our table top workbooks.
In several weeks my Y5's can actually read the words!
After several minutes of explaining directions at the board where the skill sheets are also located, my students take their seats. If they have questions, they simply look at the board and see the icons under the skill sheet and that jogs their memory of what they need to do.
It really saves me a lot of time re-explaining things.
Also included is my "High Five" behavior poster + my "Before you ask me a question about the board work please LAF." behavior technique.