Frayer Model Template Library

Teachers often use a Frayer Model template for teaching vocabulary. It’s a helpful graphic organizer that has four sections: definition, characteristics, examples, and non-examples. These sections are usually arranged in quadrants around the target word or concept in the middle.

For example, let’s say you’re learning about the term “ecosystem.” In the “definition” quadrant, you might write “A community of living organisms interacting with their physical environment.” In the “characteristics” section, you could list things like “includes both biotic and abiotic factors,” “has energy flow,” and “nutrient cycling.” In the “examples” quadrant, you’d write specific ecosystems like “rainforest” or “desert,” and in the “non-examples” section, you could list things that are not ecosystems, like “a single organism” or “a rock.”

Below you’ll find our Frayer model template library. Just download and print the one(s) you want to use.

Frayer Model Template Files (Printable PDF Graphic Organizers)