Frayer Model Template for Word Analysis

Wish you had an easy way to improve student vocabulary? One approach that is effective is the Frayer Model. In my previous blog entry, Semantic Maps Made Easy, I shared word maps as a way to improve vocabulary. One of the close cousins of word maps is the Frayer Model or four-square model. It’s a graphic organizer that facilitates word analysis. Given its four-square look, it is easy to replicate with technology. Let’s explore how in this blog entry.

“The Frayer Model draws on a student’s prior knowledge. It assist students in building connections among new concepts. The Model creates a visual reference. Students are able to learn to compare attributes and examples” (adapted from source).

The Frayer Model works great for math vocabulary as well in this sixth grade example.

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