Free Visual Support:Word Comprehension Framework (PDF)
Vocabulary can be hard. Sometimes a simple definition is not enough. Even common words can have multiple meanings and several common uses. The “depth and breadth” of a single word can make it difficult for concrete thinkers to understand the intent and meaning of the word in conversation and in reading. The Word Comprehension Framework is a simple support based upon a common vocabulary building tool, the Frayer Model. It is designed to provide students with a robust way to explore and understand a word. This support taps different learning channels to help students build a more complete concept of a word. This version provides flexibility to work in a student’s visual perceptual strengths (e.g., picture) as well as content related to social understanding (e.g., examples). Please see the support for completed examples. The video link briefly discusses implementation and considerations for customization.