I use this self directed 30 minute activity for students who aren't with me in small groups during guided reading, to help teach difficult vocabulary for 'The Gruffalo'.
These 20 words challenging vocabulary words will help students better comprehend this wonderful children's story.
I have the students cut out 'clues' from the first 2 pages (which come pre-planned with a linking strategy on most cards) and then glue them on the other activity pages that have the corresponding picture. Students can then write words in sentences, add them to vocabulary journals, put on word walls, etc.
You could also print and cut to have students sort the words, categorize the words, create posters for words, etc.