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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!

Ready for another one, letter inserter?

 

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

 

P

N

M

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

F

A

L

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

 

O

P

A

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

T

M

I

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

C

I

Y

Halfway there, word detective. How are you getting on?

 

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

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

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

 

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

And on to the last question ....

 

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

  • Question 1

Ready for another one, letter inserter?

 

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

 

CORRECT ANSWER
M
EDDIE SAYS
Adding the M will make the new word TEAM.
  • Question 2

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

CORRECT ANSWER
A
EDDIE SAYS
Adding the A after the second letter will make the word HEAR. Whilst 'herl' sounds like a real word the correct spelling is 'hurl'.
  • Question 3

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

 

CORRECT ANSWER
A
EDDIE SAYS
Adding the A after the second letter will make the word BEAD.
  • Question 4

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

CORRECT ANSWER
M
EDDIE SAYS
Adding the M at the end makes the word SEEM.
  • Question 5

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

CORRECT ANSWER
C
EDDIE SAYS
You could make two different words by adding the C - CONE and ONCE.
  • Question 6

Halfway there, word detective. How are you getting on?

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Adding either the H or the P to the end of WAS will make WASH or WASP.
  • Question 7

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

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Only the L will make a new word, by adding it after the first letter to make SLAP. Did you think 'seap' might be an option? The correct spelling is 'seep'.
  • Question 8

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

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Only the E will make a new word, by adding it to the end to make RATE.
  • Question 9

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

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Only the O doesn't work here. We can add D,E and S to the end of FIN to make FIND, FINE and FINS.
  • Question 10

And on to the last question ....

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Only the D doesn't work here. We can add E to make RODE, S to make RODS and T to make TROD.
Terrific letter skills here!
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