On this page, you will find 10 cursive A worksheets that are all free to download and print! Whether you are a teacher or a parent, these worksheets are great for teaching children about cursive A lettering at home and in the classroom.
For this series, I created a wide range of worksheets, including ones with simple lower and uppercase cursive A’s, cursive A lettering with guide arrows, jumbo-sized cursive A’s for younger grades, words starting with the letter A, plus many more!
To use any of these printables, you can click on any of the links or images below to open the PDF on a new page. Once opened, you can then freely download and print as many as you wish!
All these PDF worksheets are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!
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7 Ways To Use Cursive A Worksheets
Here are seven ways to use my cursive A worksheets, from basic tracing to writing the letter independently to linking it with other letters.
7. Practicing The Shape Of Uppercase And Lowercase A
Cursive A, both uppercase and lowercase, is basically like a lowercase printed A, but with some slight flourishes.
Still, it might be helpful for students just starting their cursive journey if they are encouraged to practice making the shape of A before actually trying to perfect their writing.
Since uppercase and lowercase cursive A are the same shape, just different sizes, students only have to practice one form.
You can instruct the children to practice making the initial teardrop shape, on blank guideline space, but without worrying about staying within the lines.
Then, once they have that down, have them add the straight line down the back of the teardrop and the “tail” to the right.
Encourage them to do make this shape, then, all in one movement – again, not worrying about making the shape perfect or uniform or staying within the guidelines.
This is about building muscle memory, as a foundation for when they do focus on perfection of form.
6. Tracing Uppercase And Lowercase A
Tracing is a great step to introduce children to the proper shape and form of a letter.
My worksheets have ample exercise space for children to practice tracing cursive A.
In fact, I have a worksheet dedicated to uppercase A, one for lowercase A, and one that has both cases, right next to each other.
Just as a tip, though, you might want to print out multiple copies for each student so that they truly have enough space to practice.
5. Writing Uppercase And Lowercase A Independently
If you hold onto the worksheets you used for tracing, you will then find below those exercises lots of blank guideline space that your students can use to practice writing A independently.
If any students have difficulty writing the letter independently, you might give them a fresh sheet and have them practice tracing again first.
4. Linking Uppercase And Lowercase A To Each Other
On the worksheet that features uppercase and lowercase cursive A together, you could create a new worksheet by linking the two iterations of the letters.
You can do this simply by adding in some dotted lines between the existing traceable. Then, make copies for your class.
This is good practice for students, as it forms the foundation for linking other letters to A, which is itself the basis for tracing/writing full words.
3. Linking Uppercase And Lowercase A To Other Letters
I have a worksheet devoted to linking cursive lowercase A to other letters, but you could also use blank guideline space to create your own expansion on this theme.
For example, you could create a worksheet that also features uppercase A linked to other letters.
2. Tracing Words That Begin With A
I have several traceable worksheets dedicated to three- and four-letter words that start with lowercase cursive A for students to work on.
However, using blank guideline space, you could create traceables of words that start with a cursive uppercase A.
Or what about traceables of words that contain A – because, after all, the letter doesn’t exist solely at the head of words.
1. Tracing Alliterative Cursive A Sentences
It can be good practice for students to trace sentences that feature A prominently, as well as other letters that they’ll get to in time.
Some examples include, “The aardvark ate an apple all alone,” or “Alice is all right after she awoke with a tummy ache.”
Use blank guideline space on one of my worksheets to create traceables and make copies for your class to complete.