At the beginning of the year, 2 of my students could only scribble when handed a marker or crayon. Having students who don't write is obviously difficult...it is much easier to create or find worksheets for kids to complete than to have to make them hands-on activities for every minute of their day. We started using some basic tracing sheets for vertical lines...then added in horizontal lines...then diagonal lines. And these students were super successful! They started to understand the "concept" of tracing.
In order to document my students' progress, I took some pictures of the first day they completed the tracing worksheets....then I will continue to take pictures to compare and see their progress. You could also photo copy their work if you wanted a paper record.