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Add a Letter to Make a Complex Word Using Context

In this worksheet, students will work out the missing 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 Complex 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:

 

I am readi_g a book about dinosaurs.

 

 

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

Look at this sentence:

 

I am having cake and cust_rd for dessert. 

 

 

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

Look at this sentence:

 

The giant stamp_d his feet.  

 

One of the words in the sentence has had one of its letters 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:

 

We will have a tasty pic_ic at the park today. 

 

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

Look at this sentence:

 

We will have an art les_on after lunch. 

 

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

Look at this sentence:

 

I saw a tractor at the fa_m.

 

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

Look at this sentence:

 

I ma_e a card for my friend.

 

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

 

Look at this sentence:

 

It is fun to fly a ki_e on a windy day!

 

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

Look at this sentence:

 

I am excited about the science experiment t_is afternoon. 

 

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

  • Question 1

Look at this sentence:

 

I am readi_g a book about dinosaurs.

 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
n
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? This missing letter is the 'n' in 'reading'. Use the sentence to help identify the word. Here, the sentence is about a book which helps you to think of the word 'reading.'
  • Question 2

Look at this sentence:

 

I am having cake and cust_rd for dessert. 

 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
a
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter is 'a', to make the word custard. Use the sentence to help you think of the correct word. 'Custard' is something you might have for dessert. Sweet!
  • Question 3

Look at this sentence:

 

The giant stamp_d his feet.  

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
e
EDDIE SAYS
That's a great try! The missing letter is the 'e' in 'stamped'. Lots of doing words end in '-ed' when the sentence is about something that happened in the past.
  • 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 not be correct as it does not make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 5

Look at this sentence:

 

We will have a tasty pic_ic at the park today. 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
n
EDDIE SAYS
Did you work out this one? The missing letter 'n' makes the word 'picnic'. No other letter would fit into this word.
  • Question 6

Look at this sentence:

 

We will have an art les_on after lunch. 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
s
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter 's' makes the word 'lesson'. No other letter would fit into this word. Is art one of your favourite lessons?
  • Question 7

Look at this sentence:

 

I saw a tractor at the fa_m.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
r
EDDIE SAYS
Great try! The missing letter is 'r', which makes the word 'farm'. Remember to use the sentence to help work out the meaning. Here, the word 'tractor' gives the clue that the word might be 'farm'.
  • Question 8

Look at this sentence:

 

I ma_e a card for my friend.

 

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

 

CORRECT ANSWER
d
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get this one? The missing letter is 'd', which makes the word 'made'. The option 'male' would not be correct as it does not make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 9

Look at this sentence:

 

It is fun to fly a ki_e on a windy day!

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter is 't', which makes the word 'kite'. No other letter would fit into this word. Have you ever flown a kite?
  • Question 10

Look at this sentence:

 

I am excited about the science experiment t_is afternoon. 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
h
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter is 'h', which makes the word 'this'. No other letter would fit into this word. Fantastic work! You have completed all the questions in this activity!
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