Teaching context clues
Pinduli by Janell Cannon (the author of Stellaluna). A garage sale find, this is an adorable book. I used it to teach kids how to find out word meanings (the dictionary, context clues, pictures, etc). It had some great "fancy" words, lovely illustrations, and good morals- don't say hurtful things to others and be yourself.
The Teaching Thief: Favorite Fall Read Alouds
Vocabulary in Context Practice and lots of it--with the specific types of context clues too!