How many times have you asked students to "work quietly with a partner," only to hear the level of students' voices gradually increase until it becomes a veritable roar that can undoubtedly be heard down the hall? Suddenly, students are wandering the room, speaking in tones you wouldn't describe as "quiet," and partnerships have turned into groups of 4!
Turns out, students need concrete definitions and visual reminders to help them understand appropriate voice levels. Taking a little bit of time to teach these skills will save you from having to utter a million "shh"es throughout the year!
The following tools will help you teach students how to adhere to the "Voice Level Expecations" of "Silent," "Quiet," "Partner Work," "Group Work," and "Celebration." The document also includes visual reminders to follow the voice level expectations.
I have also included a picture of my Voice Level Expectations display as well as helpful tips for how to set up your own display.
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