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Cursive L: Learn to Write the Cursive Letter L

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A cursive capital L is the more difficult of the two to master. The lowercase cursive l is easy to write and is similar to multiple other cursive letters like capital cursive I.

The letter l in cursive usually connects to the letter e in words like:

  • less
  • lemon
  • letters

Cursive b’s also connect to the letter u in many words. Some of these include:

  • lush
  • luxury

After you become comfortable with writing the letter l in cursive, practice writing “le” together as well as “lu.” These are called “connectors” and will help you understand how cursive works to form words.

Bonus Step: Practice the example words on this page to get experience using  a cursive x or the letter s.

Writing an Uppercase L in Cursive

As you see in the diagram (above), begin the capital L barely below the top line and to the left. Take your stroke slightly to the right and up to the top line. Make the usual loop, then take your stroke back down to the bottomline, and make a small loop on the right side of the letter. Take your stroke out to the right, creating the tail, to either end the letter or connect to your next letter.

Please watch our short tutorial video showing exactly how to write both upper and lowercase.

Writing a Lowercase l in Cursive

Begin your stroke just below the midline of the paper you’re using. Take your stroke all the way to the top line. From the top line, make a loop coming down the right side of the letter,making a loop. Take that stroke all the way to the bottom line, then end your initial stroke with a small tail for the letter to connect to the other letters in the word.

Cursive Letter L — Free Worksheet to practice the letter l in both uppercase and lowercase. Click on the image to download the pdf.

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