This year I will be using this cute All About Me writing template with my new students!
It’s not too overwhelming for my reluctant writers, and it’s a great way to get to know them. I find this format is more engaging for my emergent writers. The only rule I have is that they must complete some writing before they can color. And they WANT to color all the cute pictures very badly!
It is also allowing me to collect valuable information about their writing ability. I use to set up my writing program for the first term.
We also use this template when meeting our big buddies from an older class. Each student has their own copy. As they fill it out, they talk and get to know each other in a fun way. If you don’t have big buddies, try using it for paired writing for a great way to promote sharing ideas with peers.
If you’d like to use this as a back to school activity, you can download it for free! While you are downloading, take a moment to click the green star on my TPT store page and follow me so that you’ll be notified whenever I send out new freebies!