The Frayer Model
The Frayer Model is a strategy to help pre-teach difficult vocabulary and concepts to exceptional learners. If students do not understand the vocabulary or concept they can fall behind, and become frustrated.
General Steps for the Frayer Model
1) The chart used for the Frayer Model is shown to the left. The first step to this model is defining the word or concept.
2) Students then draw a picture of the word that correlates to the definition.
3) The examples section is the same as synonyms, words that have the same meaning or like the same meaning.
4) The non-examples section is for antonyms, words that have an opposite or like opposite meaning.
The Frayer Model can be used not only for vocabulary in reading, but also for concepts in math. The whole idea is that there students are given a visual model and have hands on activities. "It draws on a student's prior knowledge to build connections among new concepts and creates a visual reference by which students learn to compare attributes and examples" (All About Adolescent Literacy).