The Frayer Model is a type of graphic organizer that uses a four-square model to determine, clarify, and analyze word meaning and structure. The selected word to focus on is written in an oval in the middle of a page or chart paper. At times, the part of speech is also included in the oval. Each of the four squares is blank and has a heading at the top. The headings or labels on the top of each square include a variation of the words definition, attributes, characteristics, synonyms, examples, antonyms, or nonexamples.
The Frayer Model focuses on studying one word at a time with a prescribed technique and sequence to analyze and decipher the meaning and structure of the unknown word. Photographs or illustrations may also be added to help visualize the word.
The Frayer Model is created based upon the background knowledge, prior knowledge, or previous experiences of a person’s life. Making connections increases comprehension and vocabulary development. The Frayer Model enables readers to understand attributes of words and relationships between concepts or word structure.
This graphic organizer is most appropriately used when teaching lessons in word analysis or introducing new vocabulary terms in text or in content. The Frayer Model can be used at any grade level or in any subject matter instruction but is certainly most effective at the upper elementary and secondary levels and in content.
The directions for creating and interpreting the Frayer Model are better comprehended at the upper elementary level and above. The Frayer Model teaches vocabulary by teaching synonyms, antonyms, examples, nonexamples, and characteristics or attributes of the word.
The Frayer Model can be used in whole-group, small-group, or in one-on-one instruction. The key to using this graphic organizer is for the teacher to preselect the vocabulary words and model the process of completing each component.
Using synonyms or examples of the word are a helpful way to build vocabulary. Teaching opposites through antonyms and nonexamples are a great way to explain what the feature word does not mean. Comparing and contrasting words better paint a picture of the unique meaning and characteristics of a term.
This template will be primarily useful for university teachers and school teachers when preparing materials for the study of foreign languages. You can prepare your courses using the slides in this template to help your audience memorize new words easily.
Also, this template can be used when learning new terms in company trainings. You can use these slides when preparing webinars and training programs for internal use in your company.
Frayer Model is a professional and modern template that contains four stylish and fully editable slides. You can independently change the size and type of fonts, position and size of infographics according to your corporate requirements. This template will be useful for teachers of foreign languages, specialists in teaching platforms. The Frayer Model template will be a worthy addition to your collection of professional presentations.