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Fill in a Letter to Complete a Word Using Context

In this worksheet, students will work out the missing last letter in a word. They will use the context of the given sentence to help them. It will develop students’ comprehension, spelling and problem solving skills.

'Fill in a Letter to Complete a Word Using Context' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Partial Word

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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:

LEMO_

 

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!

 

The 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.

 

Psst! Here’s a handy hint to help you reach superstar status:  

Go through the letters of the alphabet and say each new word out loud.

 

Good luck letter detective!

Look at this sentence:

 

There was a knock at the doo_.

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

Look at this sentence:

 

I put my coa_ on. 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

Look at this sentence:

 

The trai_ stopped at the station and the passengers got off.

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

Look at this sentence:

 

I took a phot_ with my camera. 

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

Look at this sentence:

 

There is a swing and a slide in the par_.

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

Look at this sentence:

 

I put a slic_ of bread in the toaster. 

 

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

Look at this sentence:

 

It might rai_ later. 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

Look at this sentence:

 

I will be on my school holidays nex_ week.

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

Look at this sentence:

 

The bee buzzed around the living roo_.

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

Look at this sentence:

 

I like collecting shells at the beac_.

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

 

  • Question 1

Look at this sentence:

 

There was a knock at the doo_.

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

CORRECT ANSWER
r
EDDIE SAYS
The last letter of door is 'r'. A word such as 'doom' would not make sense in the sentence. Top tip: Use the sentence to help you work out what the word (and what it's last letter) could be.
  • Question 2

Look at this sentence:

 

I put my coa_ on. 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
The last letter of coat is 't'. Remember the word with a missing last letter could be anywhere in the sentence! An option such as 'coal' would not be correct as it would not make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 3

Look at this sentence:

 

The trai_ stopped at the station and the passengers got off.

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

CORRECT ANSWER
n
EDDIE SAYS
CHOO CHOO! The last letter of train is 'n'. The option 'trail' would not be correct as it does not make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 4

Look at this sentence:

 

I took a phot_ with my camera. 

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

CORRECT ANSWER
o
EDDIE SAYS
A bit of a tricky one to spell! The last letter of photo is 'o'. Use the sentence to help you find the right word. What do you do with a camera? Take photos, of course!
  • Question 5

Look at this sentence:

 

There is a swing and a slide in the par_.

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

CORRECT ANSWER
k
EDDIE SAYS
The last letter of park is 'k'. Remember to read the sentence to yourself as its meaning will help you to think of the correct word. A word such as 'part' would not make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 6

Look at this sentence:

 

I put a slic_ of bread in the toaster. 

 

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

CORRECT ANSWER
e
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get this one? The last letter of slice is 'e'. The option 'slick' would not be correct as the word doesn't make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 7

Look at this sentence:

 

It might rai_ later. 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

CORRECT ANSWER
n
EDDIE SAYS
The last letter of rain is 'n'. The option 'rail' would not be correct as the word does not make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 8

Look at this sentence:

 

I will be on my school holidays nex_ week.

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
The last letter of 'next' is 't'. No other letter would make a word in this example. Are you looking forward to your school holidays?
  • Question 9

Look at this sentence:

 

The bee buzzed around the living roo_.

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

CORRECT ANSWER
m
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? The last letter of room is 'm'. A bee can buzz around a 'roof', but 'living roof' does not make sense so 'roof' would be incorrect.
  • Question 10

Look at this sentence:

 

I like collecting shells at the beac_.

 

One of the words in the sentence has had its last letter taken away. What is it?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
h
EDDIE SAYS
The last letter of beach is 'h'. No other letter could be added to to 'beac_' to make a word. Well done for completing this activity!
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