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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 pain 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!

Another juicy worksheet for you, letter inserter!

 

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

E

T

M

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

F

T

N

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

J

N

D

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

P

M

I

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

K

O

L

How are you getting on, word detective?

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Can you believe that you're already at the final question?!

 

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

 

  • Question 1

Another juicy worksheet for you, letter inserter!

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
T
EDDIE SAYS
Adding the T will make the new word FEET.
  • Question 2

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

CORRECT ANSWER
F
EDDIE SAYS
Adding the F will make the word FEEL. Whilst 'neel' and 'teel' sound like real words they are spelt differently - kneel and teal.
  • Question 3

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

CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
Adding the D will enable you to make the word DALE. Have you heard of that word before? It means a valley. Whilst 'jale' and 'nale' sound like real words, the actual spellings are 'jail' and 'nail'.
  • Question 4

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

CORRECT ANSWER
M
EDDIE SAYS
Adding the M will enable you to make the word MASH.
  • Question 5

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

CORRECT ANSWER
L
EDDIE SAYS
Adding the L will enable you to make the word LEND.
  • Question 6

How are you getting on, word detective?

 

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

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
All the letters apart from P will work here. With the E, L and S we can make CANE, CLAN, SCAN and CANS.
  • Question 7

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

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
With the I you can make RAIN and with the T you can make RANT. How are you finding these, word detective?
  • Question 8

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

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
By adding both the T and the Y to the end of the word, we can make TINT and TINY.
  • Question 9

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

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
By adding both the M and the Y to the end of the word, we can make THEM and THEY.
  • Question 10

Can you believe that you're already at the final question?!

 

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

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Using the L, we can make PILE, and with the S we can make PIES. At first glance, you may have thought, "Oh maybe I can make WIPE," but remember you can't move the existing letters around, only slot the new one in. Well done, letter inserter, another worksheet completed!
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