Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI)  

Frayer Model



Purpose of Strategy


Prompt students through the use of visual representation of concepts.


Rationale of Lesson


Provide students a medium to think about the meaning of a word in a larger context. Definitions alone are not always effective in helping students remember new vocabulary words.


Acknowledgement of References and Web Resources




  • Medium to present slide (e.g., print for overhead, computer and projector, or print as a poster)
  • Resources to locate definitions: class dictionaries, internet, text book glossary

References and Web Resources


Frayer Model References and Web Resources