In grades 3-4, do you make kids write the weekly reading vocabulary words with definitions? I quit doing this several years ago, since it took SOOOOO long for third graders to write out 6-8 definitions. I started giving them the definitions typed up on paper, but I don't think they look at them nearly as much! Do you see value in writing definitions in a reading notebook to refer to? I want my kids to have a bigger bank of words to pull from, but I don't know if they will learn them any better by writing them, either. Maybe just word activities in class is all I should do! Please share your thoughts on what is important, especially 3rd grade range, for reading vocab. words. Thanks.