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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!

So our complete 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 example now.

 

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, trying each on the gap and saying each new word you create out loud.

 

Good luck letter detective!

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