Hi there, letter detective!
We have a letter thief among us!
Someone has been stealing letters and we’re going to try our hardest to work out which letters have been stolen.
Here is part of a word:
The last letter is missing!
What could it be?
Let’s put the word in a sentence to help us work out what it is.
A LEMO_ is a yellow fruit that is very sour.
Our thief stole the letter N!
So the full word is LEMON.
A LEMON is a yellow fruit that is very sour.
When a word has had one or more of its letters removed, it’s called a partial word.
Let’s try another.
Which letter has been stolen from the partial word in this sentence?
The CIRCU_ is full of clowns and animals.
The missing letter is S and the complete word is CIRCUS.
In this activity, you will be a letter detective and work out the stolen letter in each partial word.
Go through the letters of the alphabet, trying each on the gap and saying each new word you create out loud.
Good luck letter detective!