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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

Year:  Year 3 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Partial Word

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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.


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

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!

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