Vocabulary Graphic Organizers

Graphic organizers help students to visualize the relationships between words and their possible meanings.  Teachers can use these graphic organizers with their explicit vocabulary instruction.  These tools may also be used as classroom assessment for learning because they give teachers a quick look at students' vocabulary knowledge.  A variety of samples have been provided.

Knowledge Rating Scale

Frayer Model

Word Detective

Vocab-O-Gram Graphic Organizer

Vocabulary Cluster

Own the Word Graphic Organizer

Verbal and Visual Word Association (VVWA)

Concept Map Graphic Organizer



Websites on Vocabulary Graphic Organizers:

Vocabulary Word Box

Geometry Vocabulary Graphic Organizer

Concept Circles in Math




Activating Prior Knowledge
Vocabulary Development
Comprehension Strategies
Summarization Techniques
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