The Frayer Model:
Non-Examples
In the fourth and final box, you will list non-examples of the key or concept word.  It is important to include this section, so students will be able to distinguish between what the word is not.  Ask for students input.  Write their suggestions on the board or overhead.  Some of the non-examples I used for Crystals include: coal, pepper, lava, and obsidian.

        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:
        metals                                                        coal
        rocks                                                         pepper
        snowflakes                                                 lava
        salt                                                           obsidian
        sugar

For a video demonstration of this step click here.

Back to Frayer Model home
Key Word
Definition
Characteristics
Examples