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Find the Missing Letter to Complete the Word

In this worksheet, students will identify the missing letter(s) needed to either finish or begin a word.

'Find the Missing Letter to Complete the Word' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Insert a Letter

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Hi, letter detective. Are we pleased to see you!  

You’ve guessed it. We have another challenge we need your help to solve.  Are you ready? 

 

Here are the first two letters of a word:

 

ba __

 

What could the last letter be?

 

We could use g to make bag, or a t to make bat.

 

      

 

Can you think of any other options?


 

Here are the last two letters of a word:

__ en

 

What could the first letter be?

 

We could use t to make ten, or h to make hen.

 

                      

 

We can’t use proper nouns, such as names, as answers. So we couldn’t use for Ben, for example.

 

Can you think of any other options for this question?

 

Now let’s try one more:

Which of the following letters could complete the word below? (There may be more than one answer!)

 

par __

 

b          k          t          l

 

The correct answers are and t.

 

The letter k would make park and t would make part.


Now it’s your turn to find the missing letters in the questions on the next pages. Enjoy the hunt!

 

Goo(_) luc(_)!

 

Which letter would complete the word below? Use the image as a clue.

 

Par_           

Which letter would complete the following word? Use the image as a clue.

 

Gri_ 

Which letter is missing from the start of the word below? Use the picture as a clue.

 

_oon 

Which letter is missing from the start of the word below? Use the image as a clue.

 

_ell

Which of the following letters could complete the word below? Tick ALL of the possible letters.

 

Cal_

m

r

f

b

Which of the following letters could complete the word below? Click on ALL of the possible options.

 

Par_

t

k

y

w

Which of the following letters could begin the word below? Click all of the possible answers.

 

_est

 

B

A

T

S

Which of the following letters could begin the word below? Click on all of the possible options.

 

_elt

B

M

S

Z

Match the missing end letters to the start of each word to make real words.

Column A

Column B

Sho
s
Tel
p
Lip
r
Bea
l

Match the end letters of the words to the beginning of the words.

Column A

Column B

Hel
p
Mes
t
Wes
s
  • Question 1

Which letter would complete the word below? Use the image as a clue.

 

Par_           

CORRECT ANSWER
k
EDDIE SAYS
Does that picture make you want to get outside and run about? I love the park, it's one of my favourite places to be! The missing letter is k. par + k = park
  • Question 2

Which letter would complete the following word? Use the image as a clue.

 

Gri_ 

CORRECT ANSWER
n
EDDIE SAYS
If you got this right, I bet you are grinning from ear to ear letter detective? The missing letter is n. gri + n = grin
  • Question 3

Which letter is missing from the start of the word below? Use the picture as a clue.

 

_oon 

CORRECT ANSWER
M
EDDIE SAYS
I wonder if there really is a man up there? The missing letter is m. m + oon = moon
  • Question 4

Which letter is missing from the start of the word below? Use the image as a clue.

 

_ell

CORRECT ANSWER
B
EDDIE SAYS
Schools often use this to make sure that the children know it is the start and end of the day. We also use this word in the expression, saved by the bell... have you heard of that? The missing letter is b. b + ell = bell
  • Question 5

Which of the following letters could complete the word below? Tick ALL of the possible letters.

 

Cal_

CORRECT ANSWER
m
f
EDDIE SAYS
Did you say the word out loud with all the endings? If you did, you will find there were 2 possible real words here. Make sure you really pay attention to the clues that the bold words bring! The correct answers are m and f. cal + f = calf (a young cow) cal + m = calm
  • Question 6

Which of the following letters could complete the word below? Click on ALL of the possible options.

 

Par_

CORRECT ANSWER
t
k
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find them all this time? I like this place so much, we just had to see it again. The correct answers are t and k. par + t = part par + k = park
  • Question 7

Which of the following letters could begin the word below? Click all of the possible answers.

 

_est

 

CORRECT ANSWER
B
T
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are b and t. b + est = best t + est = test
  • Question 8

Which of the following letters could begin the word below? Click on all of the possible options.

 

_elt

CORRECT ANSWER
B
M
EDDIE SAYS
The correct options are b and m. b + elt = belt m + elt = melt
  • Question 9

Match the missing end letters to the start of each word to make real words.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Sho
p
Tel
l
Lip
s
Bea
r
EDDIE SAYS
To crack this one letter detective you need to try out the starts of the words with the different endings. Always say the words out loud to see if they make sense. sho + p = shop tel + l = tell lip + s = lips bea + r = bear You can write the words down on a piece of paper to double check if they are real or not.
  • Question 10

Match the end letters of the words to the beginning of the words.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Hel
p
Mes
s
Wes
t
EDDIE SAYS
What a good one to finish on, you've HELPed us to sort out the MESS above and you must continue WEST in your quest letter detective... How did you do? Did you crack it? hel + p = help mes + s = mess wes + t = west
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