On this page, you will find 10 original cursive R worksheets that are all free to download and print! These worksheets are perfect for teachers and parents who want to teach children about the cursive alphabet and more specifically, the letter R.
For this series, I created a wide variety of worksheets for kids, including jumbo-sized cursive R’s with guide arrows, simple upper and lowercase cursive R’s, dotted cursive R’s for tracing, cursive words starting with R, plus many more!
To access these worksheets, click on any of the below images or links to open the PDF on a new page. Once opened, you can then download and print for free as many times as you want!
All these PDF worksheets are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!
7 Ways To Use Cursive R Worksheets
If you’re teaching cursive R to students, consider using my worksheets for these seven activities and uses to help them learn and grow in skill.
7. Practicing The Motions Of Uppercase And Lowercase R
Cursive R can be tricky, especially the lowercase version, so before you start your students on tracing, consider having them practice the pencil movements necessary.
For uppercase R, that would look like instructing them to make the little starting slant and then the straight line down.
Then have them bring the pencil upward and into the loop and then downward and into the “tail.”
Encourage them to practice a line or two of the first part, and then a line or two of the second.
For lowercase cursive R, have them practice in one fell swoop the rise up, the notch to the right, the swoop down, and the “tail.”
You can do this all on blank guideline space on my worksheets.
As a reminder, this is not for perfection of shape or form; this is to get their hands and eyes working, to build muscle memory in their fingers as they move their pencils.
Let them be sloppy; let them stray outside of the lines; they can perfect their form when they trace R.
6. Tracing Uppercase And Lowercase R
There is lots of space for tracing on my worksheets, for both uppercase and lowercase cursive R’s.
In fact, I have worksheets dedicated specifically to each iteration of the letter, and then one which brings the two forms together.
I recommend starting with uppercase, moving on to lowercase, and then bringing it all together with the worksheet that features both.
5. Writing Uppercase And Lowercase R Independently
Once the students have had enough practice tracing, they can move on to writing the letter R independently.
This they can do on the same worksheets where they traced the letters.
It’s up to you whether they go one sheet at a time, or whether they practice tracing on the worksheets first, then practice writing.
Whatever the case, you might want to print multiple copies per student so that they have more space to make their attempts and perfect their shaping.
4. Tracing Lowercase R In A Row
Because lowercase R is strangely shaped (while slightly reminiscent of printed R), it might help students if they not only wrote it in a row, but linked lowercase R’s to each other.
You can use my worksheets to create a traceable series of linked R’s; simply make the dotted line form on some of the blank guideline space and then make copies for your students.
If they seem confident enough, you could also encourage them to write the R’s independently.
3. Tracing R Linked To Other Letters
I have a worksheet that links lowercase cursive R’s to other common letters, but you could also use blank guideline space to create your own.
You could link lowercase R to every letter of the alphabet. And/or you could link uppercase R to every letter of the alphabet, too.
If students absorb that lesson well, encourage them to try writing R linked to other letters all on their own.
2. Tracing Words That Begin With R
My worksheets for tracing three- and four-letter words that begin with lowercase R are a good jumping off point for creating your own.
You could also use blank guideline space to create traceables of words that contain R – since it’s important for students to learn how other letters link to R, not just from it.
So, words like “From,” “Arm” or “Ear” could be used; and you could even see if the students feel confident enough to write them on their own.
1. Tracing Alliterative Cursive R Sentences
If your students are picking up the lessons very well, you could have them trace an alliterative cursive R sentence of your creation.
Using blank guideline space, you could write, “Rich reaches for Rebecca’s radio,” or “Rae rinses the red rag.”