The Frayer Model is a strategy that uses a graphic organizer for vocabulary building. This technique requires students to (1) define the target vocabulary words or concepts, and (2) apply this information by generating examples and non-examples. This information is placed on a chart that is divided into four sections to provide a visual representation for students.
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Older kids need different kinds of support from their parents than younger children do, but that support is still critical. Check out these tips tp help encourage reading during the summer months — and into the school year (In English and Spanish, from our sister site Colorín Colorado).
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