Frayer Model

The Frayer model is a strategy that uses a graphic organizer to build vocabulary and conceptual knowledge across content areas. The strategy requires students to define a vocabulary word and then process the word by outlining its characteristics, examples, and nonexamples.

Field Guide Alignment: Reading and Reading Interventions Principle 2, Practice 1


See the strategy in action

Using a Frayer Model

Application of Frayer model in mathematics class
Developed by Vaughn Gross Center

Application of Frayer model in English language arts class
Developed by Maine Content Literacy Project


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Graphic organizer templates
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Lesson plan tools
Developed by MCPER

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