Rejuvenating the Frayer Model

Dorothy Frayer at the University of Wisconsin and her colleagues came up with a nifty four-square type graphic to introduce a vocabulary word to students. It looks like this: The word would go in the middle and you would define it through a dictionary or student-friendly definition, examples, non-examples and some facts or characteristics of … Continue reading Rejuvenating the Frayer Model

Blending with Lewis Carroll

A student had finished writing her sentence using the word include for a routine and was reading it aloud to the evaluators (the class) as follows: "I always like to include waffles in my linner." She explained to the class (and me) that linner is a meal you eat between lunch and dinner. Part of teaching, as Pete … Continue reading Blending with Lewis Carroll