Token charts are used to help students improve their behavior. These charts can be used in all areas of the classroom. Included are two 3-token charts and one 5-token chart which you will use based on the level of your students (some may only be able to work for 3 tokens, others 5, and others only 1).
Print off and laminate the chart. Print and laminate tokens to go in the token squares. (Tokens were not included because different tokens will be more reinforcing to different students). Tokens I have used in my classroom are: Lightning McQueen, Thomas the train, owls, stars, smiley faces and pennies. Add velcro to all boxes on the reward sheet, add velcro to the back of the tokens, and then you are set!
How to use token charts:
First, you will want your student to choose something they are working for. Have a picture of the item (edible, toy, activity) with velcro on the back and place in the single box by the words "I'm working for..." As the student is engaging in good behavior, answer questions correctly, etc., give them tokens (one at a time) to place in the boxes. When the token board is filled, the student gets their reward.
In my classroom, I have used token boards in discrete trial training (DTT), circle, small group, following directions, and transitioning throughout the classroom.
Circle time, small group: For every one minute a student is sitting correctly and attending to the teacher/activity they receive a token.
Discrete Trial Training (DTT): For every correct response, the student receives a token.
If you find that a student is unable to work for 3 tokens, try pre-loading the token board with 2 tokens. When they give the correct response, engage in correct behavior, etc., give the student the last token and they receive their reward. Then you can gradually fade to pre-loading the token board with 1 token and they will work for 2 tokens before they receive their reward. The goal will then be to work for 3 tokens, 5 tokens, or more!
I hope you find this to be a useful behavior management tool in your classroom!