I have been using this Wondrous Word response template for years now! It really helps students learn new words by taking a more in-depth look at how the word is used. It has also helped my students learn parts of speech, and even reinforces dictionary skills when they choose to go look up the word. (I also allow them to use context clues to write their own definition.
These are also really cute to hang up & make a bulletin board of new words, or add to interactive notebooks.
Product includes a black & white version, a color version, and an example page.