Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)
Lesson Length: 20 - 30 mins
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: Students will determine and clarify unknown vocabulary words by creating a comic version of the Frayer Model.
Know Before You Start: The Frayer Model is a popular graphic organizer to assist students in deepening their understanding of vocabulary. The Frayer Model asks students to analyze the vocabulary word for its definition, characteristics, example, and non-example (an example of what the word doesn’t mean).
Share the sample comic with students.
Discuss how each part of the comic helps to better understand the vocabulary term.
Using the comic as a guide, have students sketch the Frayer Model four square graphic organizer and practice completing it for familiar vocabulary words.
Provide students with important vocabulary terms for an upcoming lesson.
Give each student or pair of students a vocabulary term to analyze and illustrate.
Using the comic as a guide, students will create a four-panel, Frayer Model, to demonstrate their understanding of the vocabulary terms.
Closure: Share the finished vocabulary comics with the whole class to introduce them to the new vocabulary terms.
Provide pre-made Frayer Model organizer.
Allow students to work with a partner.