Vocabulary Graphic Organizer

I've been following "The Frayer Model" for teaching children vocabulary.  Making one of these graphic organizers (on an index card) for new vocabulary words has proven useful in getting children to really dwell on the meaning of a word, and for it to transfer into their own speaking and writing vocabulary.  Here is a nice link to examples of the model and how your children can use this activity for their vocabulary.

http://notjustchildsplay.blogspot.com/2010_11_01_archive.html