Cursive A

Resources to teach your students how to write capital A in cursive, as well as lowercase a in cursive. You’ll find free printable cursive A writing worksheets, cursive letter A charts, tracing sheets, activity pages, and more for both uppercase and lowercase cursive Aa. Cursive letter A is simple and easy to learn with our printable handwriting pages. Find more letter a worksheets here for print handwriting, beginning letter sounds and more.

Cursive Letters

Cursive A

Students learn to write the letter a in cursive in both uppercase (capital) form and lowercase form. This printable PDF worksheet provides students with repetitive practice tracing the cursive letter by following a simple cursive letter formation guide.

Cursive Letter A (DN)

How to Write Cursive A Video Student Practice Instruction

How to Write Capital Letter A in Cursive

Start your pencil at the topline. Bring your stroke downward and to the left as if to make a slightly slanted capital letter C. As you come back up continue all the back to the starting point at the topline to close the shape. Without picking up your pencil, retrace your path, back down, until just before the baseline. As you near the baseline pull your stroke up and to the right to create a small tail.

How to Write Lowercase Letter a in Cursive

Cursive letter formation for lowercase letter a is similar to the letter formation for uppercase letter a. Depending on the style of cursive you are teaching, students will either start at the midline or the baseline with a lead in. D’Nealian has a lead in, so you will start your pencil on the base line, curving upwards towards the midline. Once you reach the midline, return back down your path until you near the baseline. As you near the baseline begin to curve back up and to the midline, conneting your previous point at the top of the midline. Return back down your vertical stroke, and curve slightly before the baseline again to create the tail.

A in Cursive

The cursive letter A comes in a wide variety of designs and styles. Our cursive resources are created with fonts similar to D’Nealian® (DN) and Zaner-Bloser® (ZB) cursive fonts so you can choose the appropriate style for your students. D’Nealian® is a more modern style of cursive, and Zaner-Bloser® is similar to a more traditional style of cursive and some letters of the alphabet can be a bit fancy. The cursive letter A is beautiful in either font, and the resources below are noted with each style that is available.

Cursive A Chart

This is a beautiful watercolor Cursive Letter A chart featuring both the uppercase and lowercase cursive a. This poster is perfect for students learning cursive letter recognition, as well as beginning letter sounds as it includes a beautiful apple to represent the letter.

Cursive Letter A Chart (DN)

Cursive Letter A Chart (ZB)

Cursive Letter A

This is a simple cursive letter A worksheet that features large cursive letters of both the uppercase and lowercase letter Aa for students to practice. This worksheet will guide studets from beginning to end as stroke order is show, with arrow guidelines, outline fonts, dotted letters to trace, and then red starting dots for them to write the cursive letters on their own.

Cursive Letter A (DN)

Cursive Letter A (ZB)

Capital A in Cursive

Cursive capital A is one of the easier letters to learn to write. This uppercase letter A cursive worksheet provides your student with extra practice with starting points, stroke order, and independent handwriting. This capitalized cursive A worksheet also works on connecting letter practice.

Capital A in Cursive Worksheet (DN)

Capital A in Cursive Worksheet (ZB)

Lowercase A in Cursive

The lowercase letter A in cursive is one of the first letters students learn to write. This is a simple letter featuring curved lines that your students can easily trace, and write on their own. Stroke order and path instruction are provided with extra practice for this letter. This worksheet features small cursive letters and handwriting lines.

Cursive Letter A Worksheet (DN)

Cursive Letter A Worksheet (ZB)

Cursive A Writing Worksheet

This free printable cursive letter a writing worksheet includes variable practice to build important handwriting skills. This sheet provides stroke order and directional instruction, with tracing lines that gradually disappear. Your students will build cursive handwriting confidence with both uppercase and lowercase cursive letter tracing.

Cursive Letter A Worksheet (DN)

Cursive Letter A Worksheet (ZB)

How to Connect Capital A in Cursive

Uppercase letter A in cursive ends at the baseline making it the ideal position to connect to the next letter. The final stroke of capital cursive A ends in a downstroke towards the baseline. As such, instruct students to begin curving the downstroke line ever so slightly as they reach the baseline in preparation to come back up for the next letter. See the example above in pink.

How to Connect Lowercase Letter A in Cursive

Lowercase letter a is similarly easy to connect to the next letter. Because the lowercase cursive a also ends at the baseline, the “tail” of the letter a is in the perfect position to connect to the next letter. Instruct students to be ready for the next letter as they come up from the tail.

Here is a helpful connecting letter chart for words that start with the letter A. This chart features letter connections for D’Nealian® (DN)

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  • Cindy Reply

    amazing work sheets using them to teach my grandchild

    June 21, 2024 at 9:04 am

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