The handwriting books published by the Ministerio de Educación, or Ministry of Education, between 1988–91 show samples of hand-drawn cursive writing based on the Palmer Method, though the letter shapes, notably the uppercase letters, have been simplified. These samples have been created by Marianela Cañaz González and Martha Tresancos Spín for the books Escritura 1 and 2, and by Spín for Caligrafía 3 and 4.
While students are exposed to fine motor skills training in advance, they do not learn print style or pre-cursive handwriting in Cuba, and are taught cursive writing directly, starting from Grade 1. They, however, learn to read using print style letters.
The letterforms used for handwriting education in Cuba are fully-joined and cursive in both cases, and have a marked slope. The ascenders and descenders feature narrow speed loops. They are also slightly taller than the x-height.