Students love to trace words, draw pictures and write about themselves. Tracer sheets include I Am, My Name, My Age, My Home, My Friends, My Pets, My Family, and more.
One young student chose I Am. For days she did one a day with just eyes on it. Then she made eyes, nose, and a mouth. Two weeks later she added arms off the head and wrote her name. This work thrilled her and as she repeated it she grew and the work changed.