How to Write the Cursive Letter R
A cursive capital R is easy to write. It’s almost exactly like a handwritten capital R. The lowercase cursive r is a bit more difficult. It’s similar to the pie symbol for mathematics.
The letter r in cursive usually connects to the letter e in words like:
Cursive r’s also connect to the letter u in many words. Some of these include:
After you become comfortable with writing the letter r in cursive, practice writing “re” together as well as “ru.” These are called “connectors” and will help you understand how cursive works to form words.
Extra Practice: Rs usually go with the letter s, in many words. While they’re not directly beside one another, it’s important to practice them together. It’s also a good idea to write unique letters, like a cursive V, in words like “revenue.”
As you see in the diagram (above), begin the capital R on the right side, on the top line. Start your stroke, taking it to the bottom line. Bring your stroke back up to the top line, and around, meeting your original stem. From there take your stroke down to the bottom line and out to the right to either end he letter or continue the word.
Please watch our short tutorial video showing exactly how to write both upper and lowercase.
Begin your stroke on the bottom line, bringing it up to the midline of the paper you’re writing on. Once your initial stroke reaches the midline, make a small loop, take your stroke out to the right and back down to the bottom line. Finally, leave a small tail out to the right to either end the letter or connect to your next letter.
Next Tutorial: Cursive S
Cursive Letter R Worksheet
Free Worksheet to practice the letter r in both uppercase and lowercase. Click on the image to download the pdf.