Grade One Teachers - Welcome to "I Can Do It!"®
Legible writing with
speed
can be achieved!  

Common
handwriting errors
can be prevented or
eliminated!

Students can learn
to prevent
or correct their own
errors!

"I Can Do It!"® helps
students and teachers
accomplish this in K,
so Grade One
teachers can focus
more on composition
skills, rather than
handwriting mechanics.

A simple screening
is available
("I Can Do It!"®
Manuscript
Handwriting Screening

- separate manual)
to help students who
enter from another
school and have not
had
"I Can Do It!"
® in
Kindergarten - to
quickly assess their
skills and determine
needs.
Entering Grade One
students are able to:
 
(after successfully completing the
"I Can Do It!"® Kindergarten
sequence)

Write all letters & numbers from
memory quickly with ease, very
readably, with proper alignment within
writing lines.

Write consistently from left to
right
, and space well between
margins.

Write the alphabet quickly & easily
(correlated with academic
achievement)

Write easily-readable sentences,
with appropriate spacing within and
between words, using beginning
capital & ending punctuation.
During Grade One Teachers:
 
Review & Practice -
Positioning for writing
Pencil grip & grasp tension
Movements for writing
How to avoid fatigue
How to avoid
, find, correct errors
Speed & quality for various tasks
Pencil control work to increase
speed, ease, control
Alphabetical sequence from
memory completed quickly

Directly Instruct -
If needed, specific letters or other
errors
To further increase speed
(e.g., re-tracing)
As needed, math symbols &
punctuation
If ready to use - two line structure
Note from Author & Disclaimer
© 2008 Joan Scanlon-Dise, OTR. All rights reserved.
I Can Do It Handwriting  Little Falls, NY
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