On this page, you will find 10 cursive X worksheets that are all free to download and print! If you are a teacher or parent who is teaching children about the cursive alphabet, these cursive X printables will be sure to help you along the way!
For this series, I created a wide range of printables, including jumbo-sized cursive X lettering, dotted cursive X’s for tracing, cursive X lettering with guide arrows, upper and lowercase cursive X lettering, cursive words containing the letter X, and many more!
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7 Ways To Use Cursive X Worksheets
When it comes to cursive X, here are seven ways you can use my worksheets for your students to get them practicing – and mastering – the letter.
7. Practicing The Motions Of Uppercase And Lowercase X
X is one of the few letters in the cursive alphabet where you actually pick up your pencil to complete it, for both uppercase and lowercase.
I propose having students practice the pencil movement of uppercase and lowercase X before you start tracing them.
Don’t worry about them hitting or crossing the lines right in the middle or staying within the lines at all.
Just have them familiarize themselves with the motions of making X, to build muscle memory for when they will attempt letter uniformity.
6. Tracing Uppercase And Lowercase X
Another terrific exercise for students who are just learning how to write cursive X is to have them trace both iterations of it.
My worksheets have lots of practice cursive X’s for students to trace, including a sheet specifically for uppercase, a sheet specifically for lowercase, and a sheet that features both, next to each other.
This is where students will learn to perfect and adhere to a uniform shape, before attempting to write X’s on their own.
5. Writing Uppercase And Lowercase X Independently
If you hold onto the worksheets that students traced on, you will see that below there is lots of empty guideline space for them to practice writing X independently.
Again, there is a sheet for uppercase, lowercase, and then the two together, and it’s totally up to you how you approach them.
You could do the tracing for both uppercase and lowercase, then the writing; or focus specifically on uppercase, tracing and writing, then lowercase, tracing and writing.
4. Linking Uppercase X To Lowercase X
Another exercise you could have students do is linking the uppercase cursive X to the lowercase version.
You can do this by taking the worksheet that contains both and drawing in a little dotted line to connect the two.
Then make copies of that worksheet and hand them out to your students.
This is good practice for linking X to other letters, which is the basis for writing words.
3. Linking X To Other Letters
I have a worksheet that links lowercase X to other letters, which is great practice, again, as the basis for eventually forming words.
What you could do with blank guideline space on another worksheet is create your own traceables linking X to, say, every letter of the alphabet (e.g., “xa,” “xb,” “xc,” etc.)
And you could also create a traceable linking uppercase X to other letters, or all the other letters, as well.
2. Linking Other Letters To X
X doesn’t exist solely as the start of words – indeed, it occurs most commonly as part of a word, contained within.
For that reason, it’s important that students learn how to link other cursive letters to X, not just from it.
I suggest creating your own worksheet using blank guideline space, connecting every letter of the alphabet to X (e.g., “ax,” “bx,” “cx,” etc.).
While, naturally, not every letter pattern exists in real words, the practice is good for students nonetheless.
1. Tracing Words That Contain X
You could also create a worksheet, using blank guideline space, with traceables words that contain the letter X.
You could start off with three- and four-letter cursive words – for example, “next,” “exam,” or “fix,” and expand that to include five- and six-letter words, like “extra,” “mixer,” or “redox.”