If you are encouraging social emotional learning in your classroom, the story of Decibella will speak volumes to your students, especially those who need precise examples to follow for using appropriate behaviour.
Isabella is a spirited girl who enjoys shouting out her thoughts, ideas and feelings. In fact, she loves using her loud voice so much; it’s earned her the nickname “Decibella!” Young readers will be entertained as they see how Isabella learns the “five volumes” of voice and discovers that different situations require a different tone.
Award-winning author Julia Cook uses a fun, yet educational, style to show kids how and when to use their five voices – whisper, 6-inch, table-talk, strong speaker and outside. This is the latest addition to her Communicate with Confidence series, which emphasizes skills to help young children be better communicators.
“Decibella and her 6-inch Voice” is a fresh story about a young girl who needed to learn to talk softer. After several humorous episodes of inappropriately loud communications, Decibella is taken aside by her teacher. She explains that Decibella, or Isabella, her real name, has five voice volumes to choose from for effective communicating. These can be called Whisper, 6-inch, Table-Talk, Strong Speaker, and Outside. Using the word ‘Slurpadoodle’…more”
~The Midwest Book Review, July 2014
Author: Julia Cook | ISBN: 9781934490587 | For ages: 4 to 11
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