In a reading-writing workshop setting where students are encouraged to interact, setting clear guidelines for interaction can be challenging. When students are used to interacting, they can presume interaction is appropriate even during silent or independent activities.
These FOUR BEHAVIOR CODE SIGNS can be displayed on a screen, Smart Board, ELMO, or card stock signs depending on the activity. The disciplinary measures taken for violations depend upon the school and classroom teacher.
CODE 0 (blue): Silence! Independent work time
CODE 1 (red): The teacher talks, students listen
CODE 2 (yellow): Partners talk to partners only
CODE 3 (green): Teams talk to teams only