Jena Simms | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas
Use posters to manage voice levels in your classroom. This is a great way to cue students as to what their voice levels should be at any given time.
In an elementary classroom it’s important that students in your class know what voice level they should be using in class. I have printed off these freebies from Teachers Pay Teachers and they help me tell my students without a verbal cue what voice level I expect from them. If I have level zero up that’s an absolutely, silent voice. I put these up just by little Velcro dots. Level one is a whisper voice this is usually when they are reading to themselves. Level two is a partner voice and tell them that a partner voice is only their partner can hear them. A level three voice is maybe when they’re working in table groups or a cooperative group. Level four is a presentation voice level. We give book reports and I talk to them about a level four voice is like a teacher voice the whole class can hear you and a level five we reserve level five voices for outside. You can make these or print them off Teachers Pay Teachers or any other sites online. Allow your children to understand that in a classroom we all, have, to have a certain voice level this is just a way to cue them without verbally telling them how loud their voices should be. Try this in your classroom.