Cursive Writing Overview

This article provides information about the Lincoln Empowered Cursive Writing course, its flexible design, and how to get your student involved.

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Product Overview

Lincoln Empowered Cursive Handwriting includes lessons and activities that teach students cursive handwriting strokes. It also discusses the formation of uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet and shows how to craft words and sentences using cursive handwriting. Students also learn proper posture and correct paper and pencil positioning.  

Top Facts

  1. The course consists of 90 enriching lessons that can be completed at the student’s own pace.
  2.  Procedural videos embedded in the course offer step-by-step instructions.
  3. The Cursive Handwriting Workbook allows for hands-on practice and multimodal offline learning.
  4. Easy setup makes home instruction possible.
  5. Learning the skills associated with cursive handwriting has shown positive effects on cognitive growth.

Course Details

Lesson Structure

  • Module > Learning Objects
  • Read Its: Instructional text with examples
  • Watch Its: Procedural videos, made by Lincoln Learning Solutions, with step-by-step instructions
  • Assess Its: Summative Assess Its that are teacher graded. 
  • Total Number of Lessons: 90


Q: How often are there Assess Its in the Cursive Handwriting course?

A:  Nine teacher-graded assignments that are peppered throughout the 90 total lessons of the course. These assessments help to gauge student comprehension and mastery.

Q:  What would be the best way for a teacher to use the Lincoln Empowered Cursive Handwriting course in a brick-and-mortar setting? 

A:  A teacher could model cursive letter strokes by writing on a dry-erase board and encouraging students to write them correctly to form good habits. Also, students could first practice by writing cursive strokes and letters in the air before writing them on paper.

Q: What would be the most appropriate way for a teacher to use the Lincoln Empowered Cursive Writing course in an asynchronous virtual setting?

A: In an asynchronous setting, a teacher, parent, guardian, or mentor could frequently review starting points on lines and determine how letters are connected so that students form good habits in cursive handwriting. Also, the teacher could encourage students to practice cursive using tactile methods such as crafting in clay or writing in sand.


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