This is what I use in my class to teach the vocabulary words for the week. The word and definition go on the left side, taught however you usually teach vocabulary. I also have them put the part of speech on this side.
Then, there is a right side column for "How I Remember." I have the kids either write a sentence using the word or draw a picture that represents it - whatever will help them reflect and remember it best.
I then have them cut this out and glue it in their journals/notebooks.
This is inspired by the Cornell style of note taking, just adapted for elementary aged children. Enjoy!