What is it? A voice meter is used to teach students approach volumes at appropriate times.
Who is it good for? It is useful for all students, especially at the elementary ages. It is also helpful for students who struggle with volume regulation, students who have an IEP goal for tone of voice, or other social skill struggles involving vocal modulation (too loud or too quiet).
How to the largest poster? Print all three 8.5x11 sized sheets and assemble the pages together into one poster. This should be posted in a central location in the classroom. it can be referenced when teaching students about volume control, reminding students of expected volume at different activities during the day, and prompting students when their volume is not at the appropriate level. A clothespin can be used to indicate what the teacher expects as the volume expectation changes.
How to use the 8.5x11 poster? The poster visuals should be posted in different parts of the classroom where students can reference at different points of the day. The poster is intended as reminders throughout the classroom, and not at the main instruction tool. It should be posted in places like the reading corner, calm down corner, computer corner, hallway. There is also a generic poster titled “voice meter” and blank poster for you to fill in your own title.
How to use the mini poster? The mini-posters are used as a reference for students who need the added visual reminders for them personally. Some examples are to put the mini poster inside a students locker, on their binders, folders, as a bookmark, etc…
How to use the desk strip? The desk strips are intended to be taped securely on students desks as a visual reminder in front of them. These strips can also be used as bookmarks.