One of the changes that’s been occuring over the last twenty years is that more and more schools are reducing or eliminating their cursive writing curriculum. One of the responses has been for more people to search for free online resources to help fill in the gaps caused by less hours spent teaching, or to simply find free resources that teach the basics of how to write cursive. This website provides those resources for both capital and lowercase cursive letters for anyone searching for help. This page specifically gives resources to teach how to write a cursive “x”.
If you found this page, it can be quite useful to a number of different people. For parents who are homeschooling their children, all the pages on this site in combination provide the resources for a full curriculum on how to write different cursive letters and this page provides resources for the cursive “x”. Teachers who have students who are struggling with writing a cursive “x” can use the resources provided here to help them practice and correct their own mistakes. Anyone who simply would like to learn to write cursive on their own should be able to do so with the resources provided. The above are a few examples of those who can benefit from this website and this specific page.
There are two main resources provided that can prove to be helpful. The first is a video showing how to correctly write a cursive “x”. In addition, the video goes on to highlight mistakes that are commonly made by those who are first learning to write this letter. The second resource is a cursive “x” worksheet that provides tracing lines. These will help anyone who wants to learn how to write a cursive “x” with the correct stroke and give plenty of practice.
As you may imagine, there are a wide variety of cursive fonts that exist. It’s important to note that there is not a “correct” cursive font and any of these are legitimate. That being said, this website and this page use D’Nealian cursive when teaching how to write cursive letters. There are a couple of reason for this. One important reason is that D’Nealian cursive is the type of cursive that’s taught to most students at school in the United States so it’s the cursive that people are most familiar seeing. Another important reason is that D’Nealian cursive is a basic cursive font that lacks a lot of the fancier curves and embellishments found on other cursive fonts. This makes it easier for beginners to learn and provides a quality foundation in cursive that will allow one to attempt the fancier fonts once it’s learned.
How to Write a Lowercase Cursive “x”
The cursive “x” is one of the more difficult lowercase cursive letters to learn. This is due to a combination of it not really being much like the printed version and it’s a letter that isn’t used much so it can be easy to forget the correct stroke over time. The result is that you’re likely going to need to spend some extra time and effort in order to master writing the cursive “x” to where you feel confident when writing it. By far the best first step to take isn’t to begin trying to write it but to put down your pencil and watch a video explaining how to properly write it. This will give you a wonderful visual that will help when you actually do put your pencil to paper. The video also takes the time to explain the most common mistakes that people make when first writing a cursive “x” so you can mentally note them and avoid them when you begin writing.
You should definitely watch the video a number of times before moving onto the next step. Once you have, the best option is to download and print a cursive “x” worksheet. The advantage a worksheet has over standard paper is that it will have examples of the cursive “x” with trace lines so you can trace the stroke. If you use the cursive “x” worksheet while also watching the video a few times you should begin to master how to write a cursive “x”. Continue to do this until you feel confident you can write it without the video and worksheet and continue to practice. Once you reach this point, it still can be helpful to return to the video and the cursive “x” worksheet from time to time to confirm you’re still correctly writing it.
Try one of the worksheets
Both the video and worksheet are free resources provided so that anyone can learn how to write a cursive “x” if they want to. We’re always interested in hearing what users think about these resources. If you used the video and worksheet, feel free to get in contact with us to let us know what you liked and disliked while trying to learn to write the cursive “x”. Both positive and negative critiques are helpful as it enables us to make changes to improve the resources to make it even easier for those wanting to learn cursive in the future.