Word gap templates

Last updated: 11/05/2022
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Our templates packs have been designed to support your teaching in any subject at KS3, GCSE and KS5.

These templates aim to support vocabulary development – encouraging students to engage in meaningful ways with words and narrowing the word gap. They support the teaching of tier 2 and tier 3 vocabulary and offer a variety of approaches to helping students explore new vocabulary and have fun with words. Best embedded in the lesson as part of the development of a student’s specialist language, they also work well to support revision, independent study and homework.

Key features:

  • 13 adaptable templates including a Frayer diagram, vocab wheel, a word frame and a knowledge organiser
  • teaching ideas, games and displays.

This sample shows teaching ideas for using a Frayer diagram template with students.

This template supports the detailed exploration of complex tier 3 words and allows students to think about the subtle differences between words.

  • Set students a Frayer word challenge. Display a series of Frayer diagrams, partly filled in (for example, the characteristics sections) and the students must work in pairs to populate the other sections.
  • Create a dynamic classroom display or vocab wall, adding Frayer diagrams each time you encounter new or unfamiliar words. Work collaboratively as a class to complete the diagram and welcome everyone’s input. 
  • Higher attaining students could create a set of Frayer diagrams of key words at the end of a unit of work. The diagrams could be shared with the class as a revision set, or used in lessons in a variety of ways i.e. guess the key word or play a game of Pictionary etc.
Word Gap Templates
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