Jessica wanted to write something,
so I gave her flashcards to copy the words from there.
That's called Copywork,
it starts in the very early stages,
children trace or copy the letters of the alphabet,
after having some practice and doing this for a while
they progress to words and phrases
which it has its benefits,
like introducing and practising
spelling, handwriting, punctuation, and grammar.
It also involves more than one of their senses.
Children learn so quick when their hands and eyes are involved in the learning.