Frayer diagrams

Also known as: Frayer models

Frayer diagrams are graphic organisers that help students develop or deepen awareness of unfamiliar concepts through defining the term and identifying examples and non examples. They:

  • support educators with introducing new words or concepts in the classroom
  • activate students' prior knowledge of a topic and clarify potential misconceptions
  • model what deep understanding of a term entails.

Frayer diagram

ICT templates

Learning activity templates

Google templates (recommended)

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Microsoft templates

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How to use with ICT

  • Explore the Graphic organisers activity card to access a range of other templates to support students to generate, classify and communicate their ideas in a visually structured way.

External resources

Find out more resources
Title Link Description
Frayer Model on byrdseed.com Frayer Model An explanation of the Frayer model with three examples and a link to a template.
How to use the Frayer Model to enhance student vocabulary? by the Professional Learning Board How to use the Frayer Model to enhance student vocabulary? Understanding the Frayer model and how to use it.

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