Cursive J

Free Cursive J with capital J letters and lowercase j letters for teaching cursive writing to elementary age students. You’ll find free printable cursive J writing worksheets, cursive letter J charts, tracing sheets, activity pages, and more for both uppercase and lowercase cursive Jj. Cursive letter J is simple and easy to learn with our printable handwriting pages. Find more letter j worksheets here for print handwriting, beginning letter sounds and more.

Cursive Letters

Cursive J

Students learn to write the letter j 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 J (DN)

How to Write Capital Letter J in Cursive

In D’Nealian cursive, start at the top line. Then, form a small loop at the top to the left. Next, curve downward to the baseline with a stroke. Last, Lift the pen after completing the letter “J” as it stands independently.

How to Write Lowercase Letter j in Cursive

Cursive letter formation for lowercase letter j is begins at the base as does the letter formation for uppercase letter j. D’Nealian has a lead in, so you will start your pencil on the baseline, curving upwards towards the midline. Once you reach the midline, return back down straight until you go just beyond the baseline. At the bottom of the baseline begin to curve back up and to the baseline, then you will connect your next letter to this tail at the baseline.

J in Cursive

The cursive letter J 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 J is beautiful in either font, and the resources below are noted with each style that is available.

Cursive J Chart

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

Cursive Letter J Chart (DN)

Cursive Letter J Chart (ZB)

Cursive Letter J

This is a simple cursive letter J worksheet that features large cursive letters of both the uppercase and lowercase letter Jj for students to practice. This worksheet will guide students from beginning to end as stroke order is shown, 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 J (DN)

Capital J in Cursive

Cursive capital j is an uppercase letter J cursive worksheet that provides your student with extra practice with starting points, stroke order, and independent handwriting. This capitalized cursive J worksheet also works on connecting letter practice.

Capital J in Cursive Worksheet (DN)

Lowercase J in Cursive

The lowercase letter J 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 J Worksheet (DN)

Cursive J Writing Worksheet

This free printable cursive letter j 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 J Worksheet (DN)

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

How to Connect Capital J in Cursive

When instructing a student on how to write a capital “J” in D’Nealian cursive and connect it to another letter, you might guide them in the following steps:

  1. Write the capital cursive J:
    • Start at the top line.
    • Form a small loop at the top-left.
    • Curve downward to the baseline with a stroke.
    • Stop the stroke at the baseline.
  2. To connect to the next letter:
    • After completing the J instruct the student to slightly lift the pen.
    • Explain that in D’Nealian cursive, capital letters usually stand independently, but they should leave a small space after the J to signal the next letter.
  3. Continue to the next letter:
    • Begin the next letter after the space left at the end of the J.

See the example above in pink as a guideline.

How to Connect Lowercase Letter J in Cursive

Teaching a student to write a lowercase j in D’Nealian cursive involves a few specific steps and is easy, see above guideline visual in pink:

  1. Starting Point:
    • Begin at the midline or slightly above it, just like other lowercase letters in D’Nealian cursive.
  2. Forming the Letter:
    • Start with a small loop or circle at the top, similar to the lowercase print j.
    • After creating the loop, continue with a downward stroke that extends below the baseline.
    • The stroke can have a slight curve or hook at the bottom.
  3. Connection to the Next Letter:
    • After finishing the j,” explain that in D’Nealian cursive, lowercase letters typically connect to the following letter.
    • Encourage the student to leave a small space or connector stroke at the end of the j for linking to the next letter.
  4. Continuing to the Next Letter:
    • Direct the student to begin the next letter from the connector stroke or space left after the j.

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