This activity is designed to help teach some of the difficult vocabulary words found in the 'The Gruffalo's Child' story. Students work with a partner and take turns drawing lines to connect a vocabulary word from the 1st column to any word in the 2nd column and then fill in the box in the 3rd column explaining why they made that connection.
For example: They might connect 'wire' and 'wiry' because they have a similar root, or 'enormous' and 'boulder' because a boulder is just an enormous rock, etc.
There are no 'right or wrong' answers but the words they connect must make sense in some way, like words that both have double consonants, same suffix, etc. (each word has an obvious complimentary word to help guide them but they may be able to make connections between other words as well).
You might also be interested in these other "Gruffalo's Child" lessons and activities:
Gruffalo's Child Sequencing Activity
Gruffalo's Child Before and After Reading Activities
Gruffalo's Child Pigpen Vocabulary Worksheet