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Cursive j

In all likelihood, you’ve found your way to this page because you’re interested in learning how to write a cursive “j”. This makes us quite happy. More and more schools are discontinuing their cursive writing curriculum and that has made online resources the defacto way for many to learn how to write cursive letters. For the teachers and the parents homeschooling their children, we hope to be a valuable resource in helping to continue to teach kids the skill of writing in cursive. This specific page is devoted to teaching how to write the cursive “j” but the website has resources to teach how to write every letter of the cursive alphabet.

Many people have a false impression that there’s only one way to correctly write cursive. This isn’t the case at all. There are a large number of different cursive fonts and styles with each being as correct as the others. For the sake of ease, and since it’s the dominant cursive style taught in schools to students, we focus on D’Nealian cursive on this website. D’Nealian cursive is the style most people know and it’s a useful foundation for anyone who wants to later learn fancier cursive fonts. This specific page is dedicated to teaching how to write the D’Nealian cursive “j”.

How to Write a Lowercase Cursive “j”

For those who are systematically learning the different letters of the cursive alphabet, you’ll likely find the difficulty of mastering the cursive “j” is somewhere in the middle. It’s not the most difficult cursive letter to learn to write, but it’s also not one of the easier ones. That means you may need to spend a little extra time and effort practicing the cursive “j” before you feel completely comfortable writing it, but it’s still one that you should master without a whole lot of problems. To make learning this cursive letter a bit easier, it’s worthwhile taking the time to watch a video on how to properly write the cursive “j” so you can avoid making the mistakes that others commonly make when first learning to write it. The following video will show the correct way to write a D’Nealian cursive “j” and the common mistakes that those learning to write the cursive “j” sometimes make.

Video showing how to write the Lowercase letter "j" in cursive

Now that you’re familiar with the cursive “j” stroke and the common mistakes made when first learning to write this letter, you’re in good shape to begin writing yourself. To reiterate what you’ve learned from the video, a good way to begin with your actually cursive writing is to following along with the video while writing. All you need is a notebook and pencil and to watch the video while copying exactly how to write the cursive “j” in your notebook. If you use the video as a guide several times, you should gain the confidence needed to write the cursive “j” on your own.

Another option that’ll give you a bit more structure while learning to write the cursive “j” is to use a cursive “j” worksheet. A worksheet like this has the advantage of having a dotted cursive “j” that you can trace in addition to following along with the video. We’ve created a cursive “j” worksheet specifically for those who can use the added structure. It’s a great resource for teachers who have students that need a bit more practice than they can provide in the classroom that the students can download and print at home to practice on their own. It’s also a great assignment resource for parents homeschooling their children. Using the cursive “j” printable worksheet should help anyone interested in mastering the cursive “j” do so without too many issues.

Try one of the worksheets

We hope that by utilizing the video and worksheet on how to write a cursive “j” you’ve managed to master this cursive letter. If you’ve found these cursive resources useful in your quest to learn how to write cursive letters, we’d greatly appreciate it if you could pass it along to others who might also benefit from these resources. It’s our hope to help anyone with an interest in learning the cursive alphabet and with your help, we can provide this resource to many others looking to learn. Please also contact us with any ideas or suggestions on how we can improve this page. The more feedback we receive, the easier it is for us to continually improve this page to make it even easier to learn how to write a cursive “j”.