On this page, you will find 10 cursive W worksheets that are all free to download and print! If you are a teacher or parent who is instructing children on the cursive alphabet and, more specifically, the letter W, these worksheets are sure to come in handy!
For this series, I created a wide variety of worksheets, including dotted cursive W’s for tracing, jumbo-sized cursive W’s for younger grades, cursive W’s with instructional arrows, upper and lowercase cursive W’s, cursive words starting with the letter W, plus many more!
To access these worksheets, click on any of the below images or links to open the PDF on a new page. Once opened, you can then download and print for free as many times as you want!
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 W Worksheets
Here are seven ways you can use my cursive W worksheets to maximize the practice your students get while working on the letter.
7. Practicing The Pencil Movements For Uppercase And Lowercase W
It might be helpful for students, before you get into tracing the letter W, to instead feel out how their pencils will move while writing it.
You can do this by encouraging students to use some blank guideline space to practice drawing the shape of uppercase and lowercase W.
For uppercase cursive W’s, instruct the children to swoop downward and up, downward and up.
For lowercase cursive W’s, it’s much the same, just smaller, and with a little rightways “tail” at the end.
Making the shapes isn’t about doing it perfectly; rather, it’s to build muscle memory in their hands and fingers for when you do want them to trace/write the letter uniformly.
6. Tracing Uppercase And Lowercase W
Tracing helps students learn how to write the shapes of uppercase and lowercase W in a uniform fashion, following the guidelines.
This is so that one day, they’ll be able to write in cursive without any guidelines at all.
My worksheets have ample dotted-line exercises for tracing, including one specifically for uppercase, one specifically for lowercase, and one that combines the two.
5. Writing Uppercase And Lowercase W Independently
Once students get a handle on tracing the letter W, they can start to write it on their own.
Hopefully, you held onto the worksheets that you used to trace, because below, there is lots of empty guideline space for them to practice.
Still, you may want to consider printing multiple copies of worksheets per student in case one sheet isn’t enough practice.
4. Linking W To Other Letters
I have a traceable worksheet that links lowercase cursive W’s to other letters, so that students can begin the fundamentals of tracing – and then, actually writing – entire words.
However, you could also expand on this exercise by creating your own, using blank guideline space, to link, say, uppercase W to the same letters.
Or you could link W – both uppercase and lowercase – to every other letter of the alphabet.
3. Tracing Words That Begin With W
I have two traceable worksheets devoted to tracing three- and four-letter cursive words that begin with W, but you could expand on these exercises.
For example, you could use the blank guideline space on one of my other worksheets to create a traceable of your own using uppercase W to start off the words.
After all, while uppercase W doesn’t link to other letters, it’s good practice for students to be aware of that fact and write accordingly.
Or you could have students trace five-, six- and seven-letter words that begin with W, both uppercase and lowercase.
This exercise, while reiterating letters they might have already learned, helps improve their eye-hand coordination and spelling skills.
2. Tracing Other Letters Linked To W
Of course, W doesn’t exist solely at the head of words; it also exists within words, and it’s good practice for students to link other letters to W.
Using blank guideline space, you could create a worksheet that links every letter of the alphabet to W; so “aw,” ‘bw,” “cw,” “dw,” etc.
1. Tracing Alliterative Cursive W Sentences
On unused blank guideline space, you could create traceable sentences that focus on the alliterative use of the letter W.
For example, “Wendy went to wash her wound,” or “The Welsh widow was weary,” or “Winston wakes with the wind on his window.”
Such exercises not only emphasize the letter W, they build on the student’s spelling skills and reading comprehension as well.