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Choose the Letter Which Creates a New Word

In this worksheet, students will create a new word by inserting a letter into an existing word.

'Choose the Letter Which Creates a New Word ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Move a Letter

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Welcome word detective, we need your help with this word puzzle.

 

Can we count on you to solve the mystery?

 

We need to insert the letter into the word below to make a new word:

pant

 

The letter can be placed anywhere in the word but we cannot jumble the order of the letters.

 

Let’s add the letter i at the start of the word.

ipant - This doesn’t make a real word.

 

How about after the first letter?

piant - Also, not a real word.

 

Let’s try after the second letter:

paint - We have found our real word!  

 

    children with paint on hands

 

Which real word can we make if we insert the letter n into the word below?

pat

 

Let’s see what the word would look like with the letter added in different positions:

 

 Position  Word created  Real or not?
 Before 1st letter  npat  Not real
 After 1st letter  pnat  Not real
 After 2nd letter  pant  Real! We have a winner!
 After 3rd letter  patn  Not real

 

The correct answer is pant.

 

Let’s try another:

Which real word can we make if we insert the letter m into the word below?

tea

 

Let’s see what the word would look like with the letter added in different positions:

 

Position  Word created  Real or not?
 Before 1st letter  mtea  Not real
 After 1st letter  tmea  Not real
 After 2nd letter  tema  Not real
 After 3rd letter  team  Real! We have a winner!

The correct answer is team.  

 

      a small football team

 

Now, it’s your turn to create new words by inserting letters.

 

Pssstt!! Here’s a handy hint to help you reach superstar status:

 

Say each of the words out loud, this will help you to recognise if it is a real word.

 

Good luck letter inserter!

Here's another exciting challenge for you, letter inserter!

 

Which letter can you add to the word FAR that will make a new word?

E

S

L

Which letter can you add to the word MAT that will make a new word?

A

S

N

Which letter can you add to the word BOY that will make a new word?

 

E

T

D

Which letter can you add to the word ASH that will make a new word?

N

W

K

Which letter can you add to the word END that will make a new word?

S

A

G

A different sort of question now, word detective!

 

Mark all the letters that you could add to LIP to make a new word from the list below:

 

Phew! Fantastic letter inserting .. we've reached the final question already!

 

Mark all the letters that you could add to PAN to make a new word from the list below:

 

Mark all the letters that you could add to AGE to make a new word from the list below:

 

Mark all the letters that you could add to PIN to make a new word from the list below:

Mark all the letters that you could add to OIL to make a new word from the list below:

 

  • Question 1

Here's another exciting challenge for you, letter inserter!

 

Which letter can you add to the word FAR that will make a new word?

CORRECT ANSWER
E
EDDIE SAYS
Adding the E will enable you to make a new word. In fact, you could make 2 different words - fear or fare.
  • Question 2

Which letter can you add to the word MAT that will make a new word?

CORRECT ANSWER
S
EDDIE SAYS
Adding the S will enable you to make a new word. Did you spot that you could make 2 different words? Mast and mats.
  • Question 3

Which letter can you add to the word BOY that will make a new word?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
Adding the D will enable you to make the word BODY.
  • Question 4

Which letter can you add to the word ASH that will make a new word?

CORRECT ANSWER
W
EDDIE SAYS
Adding the W will enable you to make the word WASH. As you test out different letters, look out for words that sound like a word but aren't spelt correctly. Here NASH sounds like the word meaning to grind your teeth but we spell it 'GNASH' and KASH sounds like CASH.
  • Question 5

Which letter can you add to the word END that will make a new word?

CORRECT ANSWER
S
EDDIE SAYS
Adding the S will enable you to make the word SEND or ENDS.
  • Question 6

A different sort of question now, word detective!

 

Mark all the letters that you could add to LIP to make a new word from the list below:

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
B and C can be added to LIP to make BLIP and CLIP.
  • Question 7

Phew! Fantastic letter inserting .. we've reached the final question already!

 

Mark all the letters that you could add to PAN to make a new word from the list below:

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
We can add I and L to PAN to make PAIN and PLAN. How did you find this worksheet, letter inserter? Are you getting the idea now?
  • Question 8

Mark all the letters that you could add to AGE to make a new word from the list below:

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Only T doesn't work here. We can add P, R and S to AGE to make PAGE, RAGE, SAGE and AGES. Thinking of rhyming words can really help speed up the process of finding letters that can make a new word in these activities.
  • Question 9

Mark all the letters that you could add to PIN to make a new word from the list below:

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
P and R don't work here. We can add E and G to PIN to make PINE and PING.
  • Question 10

Mark all the letters that you could add to OIL to make a new word from the list below:

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
We can add B and C to OIL to make BOIL and COIL. ROIL sounds like an option but it's actually incorrect as we spell the word royal.
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