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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:  

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

Bi_Green Bin

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

 

Ma_   

Which letter would complete the following word?

 

Ha_    

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

 

We_   

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

Pi_  

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

 

Eg_      

Which letter would complete the following word? 

 

Si_    

Which letter is missing from this word?

 

Fa_

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

 

_ie

Which letter would begin the following word?

 

_and

  • Question 1

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

Bi_Green Bin

CORRECT ANSWER
n
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter n? This makes the word bin. Remember to just type the missing letter, not the whole word.
  • Question 2

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

 

Ma_   

CORRECT ANSWER
p
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was p. This makes the word map. I love maps and ticking off where I have been!
  • Question 3

Which letter would complete the following word?

 

Ha_    

CORRECT ANSWER
y
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was y and this makes the word hay. Can you think of any other words beginning with ha_?
  • Question 4

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

 

We_   

CORRECT ANSWER
b
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was b! This makes the word web. Now press next so I don't have to look at that scary spider anymore!
  • Question 5

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

Pi_  

CORRECT ANSWER
p
EDDIE SAYS
Now this question tells me if you eat enough fruit! These were apple pips, but the arrow is pointing to just one of these. The means that the missing letter is p, to make the word pip.
  • Question 6

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

 

Eg_      

CORRECT ANSWER
g
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was g. This makes the word egg. How do you like your eggs? I like mine fried.
  • Question 7

Which letter would complete the following word? 

 

Si_    

CORRECT ANSWER
x
EDDIE SAYS
As the flashcard tells us, the number is six. The missing letter is x to make six.
  • Question 8

Which letter is missing from this word?

 

Fa_

CORRECT ANSWER
n
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter here is n. This makes the word fan. Keep up the good work, letter detective!
  • Question 9

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

 

_ie

CORRECT ANSWER
T
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter t? This makes the word tie.
  • Question 10

Which letter would begin the following word?

 

_and

CORRECT ANSWER
H
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was h, which makes the word hand. Now give your hand a high five for some awesome letter spotting!
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