This would make a great procedure (Harry Wong). Count to five or hold up one finger at a time when the class needs to refocus. Discuss what occurs for each number at the beginning of the school year and eventually the reaction will be automatic.
This noise-o-meter can help remind students what the appropriate volume should be in the classroom at specific times. This corresponds to the NYS teaching standard Element IV.3: Teachers manage the learning environment for the effective operation of the classroom. a. Teachers establish, communicate, and maintain clear standards and expectations for student behavior.
Explain what the different pronouns are for first, second, and third person and how they function in a sentence. Explain how to avoid common errors with pronouns (e.g. possessive pronouns, unknown pronoun reference, and pronoun agreement). This packet should help a learner seeking to understand English grammar and who is confused about pronouns. It will explain first person, second person, and third person pronouns.