If you have a goal of learning how to write a cursive “r” then you’re in luck. This page specifically focuses on the proper way to write a cursive “r” while the entire website has free online resources to help you learn the entire cursive alphabet. Due to the fact that more and more schools are dropping cursive writing from their teaching curriculum, while those that continue to teach cursive writing are spending less time and resources doing so, it’s important to have free online cursive writing resources to help fill in the gaps.
We created this page in hopes of assisting a variety of different people. The information here should be quite helpful to anyone with an interest in learning how to write a cursive “r” and the information on the website should be helpful to anyone with the desire to master cursive writing in general. Teachers will find the cursive letter video and cursive “r” printable worksheet helpful for any student who may need more practice with their cursive letter writing at home. For parents who homeschool their children, the videos and printables can be the foundation for teaching them how to write cursive on their own. The website provides tools for each letter of the cursive alphabet while this page focuses on how to write a cursive “r”.
Even though there are plenty of different cursive fonts that exist and no one font is better than any of the others, we use D’Nealian cursive. This is the cursive style that most teachers in school teach their students and this has been the case for decades. That means that D’Nealian cursive is likely the type of cursive you learned in school. An additional positive is that D’Nealian cursive is one of the more basic cursive styles which makes it easier to learn than many of the fancier cursive fonts. When you see the video and cursive “r” worksheet on this page, they will be done in D’Nealian cursive.
How to Write a Lowercase Cursive “r”
A warning that for those who are trying to learn how to write a cursive “r”, it’ll likely be one of the more difficult cursive letters to learn. This simply means you’re going to need to spend a little more time practicing to write it than you do some of the other letters to gain confidence and ultimately master it. Since the cursive “r” is one of the more difficult cursive letters to master, it’s extra important to spend some time watching a video on how to properly write it before you try to do so on your own. This is especially true to see and avoid the common mistakes beginners make when writing a cursive “r”.
After spending some time watching the video until you feel confident in your ability to write the cursive “r” yourself, the next step is to try to write it in unison with the video. The best way to approach this is to download and print out the cursive “r” worksheet since the worksheet will come with dotted lines which will enable you to trace the cursive “r” while watching the video. You can continue to do this until you feel you have mastered the stroke and feel of the cursive “r” to be able to do it on your own without tracing it or watching the video. Then you can practice writing it freehand until you are confident that you have mastered how to write the cursive “r” without any help.
Teachers should find the cursive “r” printable worksheet beneficial to use in class or to assign to students who may need a little extra practice at home. Again, using the video can also be quite useful for the students to boost their confidence in writing the cursive “r”. Homeschooling parents should also find the cursive “r” printable worksheet quite useful and will likely end up printing out multiples of this worksheet. They’re great for practice on the children’s own time and in unison with the video.