This is not a new idea, but you may not have seen it before.
We have been reading
by Narelle Oliver.
Our goal was to write a sentence about something that
happened in the story.
So, for those little ones still struggling with writing and text, they told me their story and I wrote it using a highlighter.
(Yes, difficult to see in the picture ... just squint and search!)
They, then, wrote over my writing to form their story. This technique is great for encouraging those not so fond of writing. It can give them the boost they need.
Just be careful they don't start to expect it all the time, though!
Also, a good technique for beginner name writing.