I love using picture books to teach vocabulary words. My students always say they LOVE vocabulary time when I teach this way. I've found that teaching vocabulary through context clues and direct instruction has really improved my students' comprehension.
This is a sample of how I use picture books to teach vocabulary. This resource goes with the book Enemy Pie. (Book is not inlcuded.) I have full units that cover an entire year called Valuable Vocabulary. Here is the link to the free download of the list of books for all the units.
Valuable Vocabulary Year Long Map
If you are interested in the full units you can check them out below!
Unit 1 Valuable Vocabulary
Unit 2 Valuable Vocabulary
Unit 3 Valuable Vocabulary
Unit 4 Valuable Vocabulary