This template is used for a single word. Each student is either assigned a word or chooses their word from a list of words presented by the teacher. It is similar to the Frayer Model but has a few differences.
My students really liked this assignment because they got to be creative with their explanations to really showcase their understanding of their word and they liked being able to draw pictures. You can choose to ask students to share theirs with each other or you can ask them to hang them on the wall. I'll be honest, I kind of ran out of time for the sharing part so I had them hang them on the wall and then without me saying anything, the students were drawn to the wall, reading their peers' work and learning new words.
As a modification when I have more time, I might give them a personal word wall page and have them do a gallery walk to complete their page to show new learning.
This template can be used for any unit of study in any discipline. At our school, when admin visit our classrooms, they request to see student work hanging on the walls as well as word walls. This fulfills both of those criteria.