The Frayer Model:
Characteristics
In the second box, you will list the characteristics of the key word or concept word.  Ask students if they can think of any characteristics of the key word.  Some of the characteristics that I came up with for crystals include: glassy, clear or brightly colored, evenly shaped, patterned, or glimmer/sparkle.  In the box labeled CHARACTERISTICS, I will list the characteristics.

        DEFINITION:                                        CHARACTERISTICS:
       A solid made of atoms                            glassy
        arranged in an ordered                         clear colored
        pattern                                                   brightly colored
                                                                        evenly shaped
                                                                        patterned
                                                                        glimmer or sparkle

                                                KEY WORD
                                                           CRYSTALS
 

        EXAMPLES:                                               NON EXAMPLES:
 
 

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