How to Write the Cursive Letter I
A cursive capital I is easy to write, it is similar to a lowercase cursive l. The lowercase cursive i is almost exactly like a handwritten lowercase i.
The letter i in cursive usually connects to the letter t in words like:
Cursive i’s also connect to the letter l in many words. Some of these include:
After you become comfortable with writing the letter i in cursive, practice writing “il” together as well as “it.” These are called “connectors” and will help you understand how cursive works to form words.
Bonus Practice: This letter is very commonly used and is in very unique words (including the word “unique”). Try practicing less common words in order to really improve your writing skill.
As you see in the diagram (above), begin the capital I at the bottom line, on the left. Beginning to bring the stroke up to the top line, looping to around back to the bottom line, on the outer right, leaving the tail for other letters to connect.
Please watch our short tutorial video showing exactly how to write both upper and lowercase.
Writing the lowercase cursive i is exactly like a handwritten lowercase i. When beginning your stroke, start below the centerline. Take your stroke to the bottom line, leaving the tail off the right side for the connecting letters in the word. Always remember to dot your lowercase i as well.
Next Tutorial: Cursive J
Cursive Letter I Worksheet
Free Worksheet to practice the letter i in both uppercase and lowercase. Click on the image to download the pdf.