Did you work on show and tell like we did in the previous article?
（この前の記事の”show and tell”はやってみた？）
Yes I did and I’m really getting the hang of it! I’ve been able to do it at anytime. Like this…
“These are potato chips that I’m eating right now. This is my breakfast, although it’s already afternoon. I chose potato chips for my breakfast because I’m too lazy to get some proper food.”
Show and tell is such a good stay-home-activity! What have you been doing for fun recently?
（”show and tell”はステイホームにぴったり！ジェイソン先生は最近楽しいことあった？）
Nothing special, but an interesting thing is, because of our conversations, I’ve been applying more and more of what we’ve been talking about to my own Japanese studies. It’s made studying a lot more enjoyable!
Great example! One of the most important things when using the Frayer Model, is to understand what distinguishes the term or concept from other things. Using a word like “engulf,” which is an extreme situation, is a great choice.
When I googled the word “engulf,” many pictures of fires showed up and I could have a clear image of the word. Also I learned there is a graph called an engulfing bar, that you see when you are looking at stock prices.
It’s very effective, isn’t it? Let’s move on to the next word.
What do you mean by Saitama, Yamanashi, and Nagano?
Those prefectures don’t face the ocean, so they don’t have a chance to see an “ebb.”
I see. It’s important to write things down in your own words. The more you can do that, the clearer you can understand things. After all, the Frayer Model is only for your study, so it’s perfectly fine if only you can understand it.
Usually “emancipate” is used in the context of slavery, but this is very funny.
I tried to draw a picture of Lincoln, but it was difficult, so I ended up with the genie.
That is a great example of using prior knowledge to increase comprehension. While people in general might think of Lincoln, this is an example that works for you! In addition, through the physical process of handwriting your examples and providing an illustration, you’ve activitated the kinesthetic, or sensory, learning.
What great examples you’ve provided! As you can see, you’ve engaged your different senses in order to grow a better understanding of the vocabulary. Research shows that, with greater sensory engagement, students can have a better learning experience.
I’m sure that the important thing is to use visual aids that work for you. It doesn’t matter how well you can draw!
What’s more, the Frayer Model doesn’t require any difficult study styles or fancy apps. Whether you’re studying vocabulary, a concept, or a topic, no matter what level of learner you are, it is a great tool for studying! Give it a try!