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Teaching Content Vocabulary with the Frayer Model

The Frayer Model is a strategy that can be used to teach content vocabulary at any grade level.
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Carolyn Michaelis Berard

on 3 March 2013

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Transcript of Teaching Content Vocabulary with the Frayer Model

Building
Content Vocabulary
and Understanding Used to examine a key vocabulary word
Graphic organizer divided into four sections:
Definition
Characteristics
Examples
Non-examples
Allows teacher to assess student understanding The strategy: When to use the strategy: Social studies Math Language Arts 1. Select a word or concept. Teaching with the strategy: 2. Have students work alone or with a partner on the Frayer model graphic organizer. 3. Provide students with the opportunity to share their work. 4. Students can continue to add to the Frayer Model during the unit. Insect Perimeter The Constitution The Strategy in Action Additional Resources Worksheetworks.com (2012). Frayer Model Graphic Organizer. Retrieved August 2, 2012, from http://www.worksheetworks.com/miscellanea/graphic-organizers/frayer.html Allen, J. (2007). Inside Words: Tools for teaching academic vocabulary, grades 4-12. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publisher.
http://irondalecom.jefcoed.com/Teachers/nancymitchell/Documents/Frayer%20Model%20for%20Comprehension/Frayer%20Model%20Research.pdf Common Core Standards Students will "determine the meaning of general academic and domain specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a [grade-level] topic or subject area." and the Frayer Model Billmeyer, R. (2006). Strategies to engage the mind of the learner: Building Strategic Learners. Omaha, NE: Printco Graphics Printing. Science Watch Franco complete a Frayer Model for the word "quadrilaterals" A student's reflection Franco reflects on how the Frayer Model helps him learn content vocabulary. Frayer Model Common Core Standards National Governors Association Center for Best Practices & Council of Chief State School Officers (2012). Common core state standards initiative: Preparing America's students for college and career. Retrieved August 2, 2012, from http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_ELA%20Standards.pdf Possible Modifications to Support Students Complete the Frayer Model with the teacher in a small or large group.

Allow students to work with a partner.

Give suggestions of examples and non-examples and have students decide which category they fit under.

Allow students to use words and pictures.

Provide informational texts at different levels for students to reference to add to their Frayer Model. North Star artwork on this web site copyright by Peter H. Reynolds/ FableVision
http://www.fablevision.com with the Frayer Model Ontario Ministry of Education (2004). Think Literacy: Mathematics, grade 7-9. Retrieved August 2, 2012, from http://oame.on.ca/main/files/thinklit/FrayerModel2.pdf Think about topics or vocabulary words you could use to teach with the Frayer Model for... Science Social Studies Math Language Arts Music Art Physical Education Technology Education or any other content area you teach
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