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ATTENTION GETTERS create a structured and energetic way to engage students and influence your classroom culture. An attention getter starts with an action initiated by the teacher that is followed by a reaction from the students.
Many of these ATTENTION GETTERS follow a call and response pattern where the teacher gives a specific phrase and students respond in unison with the desired response. For example- the teacher calls, “E.T.” and the students respond, “Phone home.”
•Teacher says, “Freeze!” Students stop in place and say, “Everybody, clap your hands!” then clap 7 times.
•Teacher says, “Brush your teeth.” Students use pointer fingers as pretend tooth brushes and say, “ch, ch, ch, ch” in a rhythm.
We have provided multiple ways to use and display ATTENTION-GETTERS.
This resource includes:
•Teacher “At a Glance” sheets
•Printable squares to create a classroom chart, ring, or bulletin board
•Editable template to digitally create your own printable attention signals
•Larger cards to create an attention signal banner or display
•Sound clip examples of attention getters
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