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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 could complete the word below? Use the picture as a clue and type in the letter below:

Rin_

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

Tre_

Which letter is missing from the start of the word below?

_ime   

Which letter is missing from the start of the word below?

_ing  

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

 

_ear

T

F

W

Y

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

 

Nea_

y

t

r

n

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

 

_hat

T

F

W

Y

Which of the following letters could complete the word below?

 

Kno_

t

w

y

l

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

Column A

Column B

R
ond
T
ice
P
mug
S
rap

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

 

Column A

Column B

Nea
e
Hil
t
Tru
l
Thi
s
  • Question 1

Which letter could complete the word below? Use the picture as a clue and type in the letter below:

Rin_

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

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

Tre_

CORRECT ANSWER
e
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter e? This makes the word tree. Don't sit under this apple tree, as an apple might fall on your head!
  • Question 3

Which letter is missing from the start of the word below?

_ime   

CORRECT ANSWER
T
EDDIE SAYS
The picture is of a clock, and what does the clock tell us? The TIME! The word was time, and the missing letter was t.
  • Question 4

Which letter is missing from the start of the word below?

_ing  

CORRECT ANSWER
S
EDDIE SAYS
The children in the picture are using their songbooks. What do you do with a songbook? You sing! The word is sing, and the missing letter is s.
  • Question 5

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

 

_ear

CORRECT ANSWER
T
F
W
Y
EDDIE SAYS
Wow! Every single letter here could begin the word! We could have tear, fear, wear and year. You may not have spotted wear, as it is pronounced differently to the others.
  • Question 6

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

 

Nea_

CORRECT ANSWER
t
r
EDDIE SAYS
There were two options here. Did you spot either? The letter t makes the word neat. The letter r makes the word near. Neat work!
  • Question 7

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

 

_hat

CORRECT ANSWER
T
W
EDDIE SAYS
There were two possibilities again. T makes the word that. W makes the word what. The letter t often comes before the letter h, so that is always a good clue to look out for.
  • Question 8

Which of the following letters could complete the word below?

 

Kno_

CORRECT ANSWER
t
w
EDDIE SAYS
There were two correct answers here. The letter t makes knot. The letter w makes know. The letter k is silent in both of these words. Can you think of any other words starting with 'kno_'?
  • Question 9

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

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

R
ice
T
rap
P
ond
S
mug
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find any of the matches? r + ice = rice t + rap = trap p + ond = pond s + mug = smug
  • Question 10

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

 

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Nea
t
Hil
l
Tru
e
Thi
s
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find any of the matches? nea + t = neat hil + l = hill tru + e = true thi + s = this Great work, letter detective!
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