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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 b 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 k 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 following word? Use the picture as a clue and write the missing letter below.

 

 Pe_

 

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

 

An_ 

Which letter would complete the following word?

 

Fo_           

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

 

Bu_           

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

Pe_  

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

Mo_        

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

In_         

Which letter is missing from the following word? Use the picture as a clue.

 

    Bu_

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

Tu_           

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

Ro_             

  • Question 1

Which letter would complete the following word? Use the picture as a clue and write the missing letter below.

 

 Pe_

 

CORRECT ANSWER
n
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was n. This makes the word pen. You can use a pen to write down the word if you want to check it.
  • Question 2

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

 

An_ 

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
Looking at that photo makes me itch! The missing letter was t, and it makes the word ant.
  • Question 3

Which letter would complete the following word?

 

Fo_           

CORRECT ANSWER
g
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was g, and this makes the word fog. That's a spooky foggy picture!
  • Question 4

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

 

Bu_           

CORRECT ANSWER
s
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was s. This makes the word bus.
  • Question 5

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

Pe_  

CORRECT ANSWER
g
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter is g. This makes the word peg.
  • Question 6

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

Mo_        

CORRECT ANSWER
p
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter is p, and it makes the word mop. If you haven't had your hair cut in a while, people say you have a mop head!
  • Question 7

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

In_         

CORRECT ANSWER
k
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter is k, and it makes the word ink. Luckily our pens have cartridges now, and we don't have to dip them in ink all the time.
  • Question 8

Which letter is missing from the following word? Use the picture as a clue.

 

    Bu_

CORRECT ANSWER
g
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter is g. This makes the word bug. This is like a game of hangman!
  • Question 9

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

Tu_           

CORRECT ANSWER
b
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter is b and it makes the word tub. Do you use the bath tub as much as you should?
  • Question 10

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

Ro_             

CORRECT ANSWER
d
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter d? This makes the word rod, as in fishing rod. Well done, letter detective!
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