Frayer model vocabulary


  • The Frayer model vocabulary goes well beyond definition. Students have to define the word; identify the word/concept's characteristics; and give examples and non-examples of the word.
  • Implementation note: you can print four to a page and have students cut them out to paste in their notebooks. Colored paper works especially well.



  1. Just Read Now! (instructions on this and many other vocabulary strategies)
  2. The Frayer Model in Mathematics (pdf file)
  3. Adolescent Literacy(description, implementation and links)
  4. Janet Allen, Inside Words (chapter from a book, pdf file)
  5. Florida Online Reading Strategies (slightly different style with discussion, examples and additional links(