This is the 5 point voice scale that is used in all the ASD Nest classrooms. It is used as a visual reminder to show students the appropriate voice level that is expected in the classroom.
Each level represents the volume their voices should be used during each activity throughout the day.
Level 1 voice represents no talking which is seen during individual work, a mini-lesson (instructional time when the teacher is teaching the lesson), Level 2 voice is whispering which can be seen during partner/group work, Level 3 voice is an inside/classroom voice which is used during class discussions; answering or asking questions, Level 4 voice is an outside voice that is used during recess, Level 5 is an emergency voice.
Below is a picture to show you an example of what a voice scale may look like or be similar to one that is displayed in our classrooms for our students to refer to when needed. It may be helpful to implement this strategy at home to reinforce the expectations of their voice level.
ASD Nest Cluster Teachers
Mrs. Sadrian: IK & K
Ms. Fileccia: 4th & 5th
Ms. Burke: 3rd Grade
Mrs. Grazi: 1st & 2nd Grade