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Add a Letter to Make a Word Using Context

In this worksheet, students will work out the missing first 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.

'Add a Letter to Make 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:

 

The children sat on the _arpet

 

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

Look at this sentence:

 

Hassan bought a box of _ggs from the shop. 

 

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

Look at this sentence:

 

There were many tall trees in the _orest

 

 

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

Look at this sentence:

 

The queen wore a _rown on her head. 

 

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

 

Look at this sentence:

 

The _ase was filled with flowers. 

 

 

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

Look at this sentence:

 

The lion _oared very loudly.

 

 

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

Look at this sentence:

 

The football match lasted ninety _inutes

 

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

 

Look at this sentence:

 

We will be _oing on a school trip next week. 

 

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

 

Look at this sentence:

 

What is your favourite _lavour of ice cream? 

 

 

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

 

Look at this sentence:

 

I will wear my boots, because there are a lot of _uddy puddles at the park. 

 

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

 

  • Question 1

Look at this sentence:

 

The children sat on the _arpet

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
c
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter is 'c' and the word is 'carpet'. Top tip: If you get stuck, you can go through the letters of the alphabet to see which letter fits to make a word.
  • Question 2

Look at this sentence:

 

Hassan bought a box of _ggs from the shop. 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
e
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter is 'e' and the word is 'eggs'. No other letter would fit into the word. Eggcellent effort!
  • Question 3

Look at this sentence:

 

There were many tall trees in the _orest

 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
f
EDDIE SAYS
What is one of the places where trees can be found? A 'forest', of course, so the missing letter is 'f'. Use the whole sentence to help identify the correct word. Here, the word 'trees' gives a good clue that the word is 'forest'.
  • Question 4

Look at this sentence:

 

The queen wore a _rown on her head. 

 

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

 

CORRECT ANSWER
c
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get this one? The word is 'crown' and the missing letter is 'c'. The option 'brown' would be incorrect as it does not make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 5

Look at this sentence:

 

The _ase was filled with flowers. 

 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
v
EDDIE SAYS
Where are flowers kept when they are picked? In a 'vase'! So the missing letter is 'v'. Options such as 'base' and 'case' wouldn't really make sense in the sentence so would not be correct.
  • Question 6

Look at this sentence:

 

The lion _oared very loudly.

 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
r
EDDIE SAYS
Lions 'roar', so the missing letter is 'r'. The option 'soared' would not make sense in the sentence so is not correct.
  • Question 7

Look at this sentence:

 

The football match lasted ninety _inutes

 

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

 

CORRECT ANSWER
m
EDDIE SAYS
Great try! The missing letter 'm' makes the word 'minutes'. No other letter would fit into the word. What's your favourite team?
  • Question 8

Look at this sentence:

 

We will be _oing on a school trip next week. 

 

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

 

CORRECT ANSWER
g
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get this one? The missing letter is 'g', which makes the word 'going'. The option 'doing' would not be correct as it doesn't make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 9

Look at this sentence:

 

What is your favourite _lavour of ice cream? 

 

 

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

 

CORRECT ANSWER
f
EDDIE SAYS
What is your favourite flavour ice cream? Chocolate? Strawberry? The missing letter is 'f' to make the word 'flavour'. No other letter would fit into the word.
  • Question 10

Look at this sentence:

 

I will wear my boots, because there are a lot of _uddy puddles at the park. 

 

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

 

CORRECT ANSWER
m
EDDIE SAYS
The letter is 'm' makes the word 'muddy'. The option 'buddy' would be incorrect as it does not make sense in the sentence. Well done! You've been a fantastic word detective in this activity!
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