This vocabulary word map allows students to learn words as concepts rather than by strictly memorizing definitions. On the word map, students will write the word and its definition. Then they will come up with synonyms and antonyms of the word. This is a great way to link new words to words students already know. They will then draw an illustration to help them remember the word, and they will write an original sentence using the new word.
I personally have used this word map and similar ones for years, and it truly does help students learn new words.