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Understand Jumbled Words

In this worksheet, students will unscramble a word using two synonyms to help them. It will develop students’ vocabulary and problem-solving skills.

'Understand Jumbled Words' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Jumbled Words

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Worksheet Overview

Our sneaky letter jumbler has been at it again and some of the words in this activity have been jumbled!

We have been given two synonyms to help us work out what the jumbled word is.

Remember: A synonym is a word with the same or a very similar meaning.

 

Let’s look at this example first:

 

Synonyms Jumbled word

Hazel

Coffee-coloured

 nrwbo

 

Think about similar colours to hazel and coffee-coloured.

That’s correct, the answer is brown!


Let’s try another:

 

Synonyms Jumbled word

Cheerful

Joyful

 pyhap

 

The correct answer is happy!

 

 

It’s now your turn to use your detective unscrambling skills to rearrange the muddled letters of a word.

Two synonyms are given for each word to help you.

 

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Pssstt!!

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

You can use a piece of paper to help you try different word options. 

If you get stuck, you can use a thesaurus to help you find synonyms.

 

Good luck!

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