Frayer diagram

Also known as: Frayer model

The Frayer Model, a visual graphic organiser developed by Dorothy Frayer, supports students in defining vocabulary or concepts. The page is divided into four sections: essential characteristics, non-essential characteristics, examples and non-examples. The outcome can be used as a visual reference and resource for students.

Frayer diagram

ICT templates

How to use with ICT

Use the Frayer Model template to support independent work or groups of students in identifying unfamiliar concepts and vocabulary. A shared template can be used to enable students to collaborate on a unit’s vocabulary.

Single computer

Project the template on a screen to use during instruction. Work through examples as a class.

External resources

Find out more resources
Title Link Description
Frayer Model on byrdseed.com Frayer Model (new window) 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? (new window) Understanding the Frayer model and how to use it.

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