The Frayer Model is a vocabulary building graphic organizer that prompts students to think about and describe the meaning of unfamiliar words or concepts. With the use of the model, the target word id defined, characteristics are identified along with examples and non-examples. Use of the Frayer Model provided students an opportunity to explain and elaborate their understanding of a target word or concept.
I am a middle school Learning Support teacher and have 2 very bright students (above average IQ) with Asperger’s Syndrome that surprisingly have a tough time understanding some of the words or concepts in our reading selections, even though their expressive vocabulary seems pretty “profession-like” at times. Any ideas of how I can build their receptive vocabulary?