# Remove a Letter to Create a New Word

In this worksheet, students will identify a letter that can be removed from a word to leave behind another real word.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Move a Letter

Difficulty level:

### QUESTION 1 of 10

Hello word detective, you’ve arrived at just the right time.

Can you help us solve the following puzzle?

We need to remove a letter from the word below so that we are left with a real word:

stoop

We cannot jumble the order of the letters.

The letter can be removed from anywhere in the word.

Let’s try and remove the first letter:

stoop -> toop - this is not a real word

stoop -> soop - also, not a real word

Let’s try the third letter:

stoop -> stop - We have found the real word!

The correct letter to remove is o, as this leaves us with the real word stop.

Let's try another example now.

Which letter could we remove from this word to make another real word?

munch

Let’s see what the word would look like with different letters removed:

 Letter Word created Real or not? 1st unch Not real 2nd mnch Not real 3rd much Real! We have a winner! 4th munh Not real 5th munc Not real

The correct letter to remove is n as it creates the word much.

Let’s try one more together.

Which letter could we remove from this word to make another real word?

pound

Let’s see what the word would look like with different letters removed:

 Letter Word created Real or not? 1st ound Not real 2nd pund Not real 3rd pond Real! We have a winner! 4th poud Not real 5th poun Not real

Now, it’s your turn to find letters that can be removed from a word to leave another real word.

Say each of the words out loud, this will help you to recognise if it is a real word.

Good luck letter remover!

Now then, letter remover, are you ready?

Remove a letter from the word SMACK to make a new word.

Fill in the grid.

We have done the first line here for you.

In the 'Real or not?' boxes, type the word yes or no.

 Letter Word created Real or not? 1st mack no 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Use lowercase letters when inputting your answers or you may be marked incorrectly.

 Word created Real or not? 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Here's another to try.

Remove a letter from the word STAIR to make a new word.

Fill in the grid.

We have done the first line here for you.

In the 'Real or not?' boxes, type the word yes or no.

 Letter Word created Real or not? 1st tair no 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Use lowercase letters when inputting your answers or you may be marked incorrectly.

 Word created Real or not? 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Remove a letter from the word BRAND to make a new word.

Fill in the grid.

We have done the first line here for you.

In the 'Real or not?' boxes, type the word yes or no.

 Letter Word created Real or not? 1st rand no 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Use lowercase letters when inputting your answers or you may be marked incorrectly.

 Word created Real or not? 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Remove a letter from the word SHINE to make a new word.

Fill in the grid.

We have done the first line here for you.

In the 'Real or not?' boxes, type the word yes or no.

 Letter Word created Real or not? 1st hine no 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Use lowercase letters when inputting your answers or you may be marked incorrectly.

 Word created Real or not? 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Remove a letter from the word STICK to make a new word.

Fill in the grid.

We have done the first line here for you.

In the 'Real or not?' boxes, type the word yes or no.

 Letter Word created Real or not? 1st tick yes 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Use lowercase letters when inputting your answers or you may be marked incorrectly.

 Word created Real or not? 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Part 1:

Select any of the letters you can remove to make a new word using the starting word TABLE.

T

A

B

L

E

Part 2:

Record the two new words that you made by removing the letters in the previous question.

Type the two words into the box below, but make sure that you leave only one space between your words or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

Part 1:

Select any of the letters you can remove to make a new word using the starting word PLACE.

P

L

A

C

E

Part 2:

Record the two new words that you made by removing the letters in the previous question.

Type the two words into the box below, but make sure that you leave only one space between your words or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

Select the letter that could be removed from the word CLIMB to make a new word.

C

L

I

M

B

• Question 1

Now then, letter remover, are you ready?

Remove a letter from the word SMACK to make a new word.

Fill in the grid.

We have done the first line here for you.

In the 'Real or not?' boxes, type the word yes or no.

 Letter Word created Real or not? 1st mack no 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Use lowercase letters when inputting your answers or you may be marked incorrectly.

 Word created Real or not? 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
EDDIE SAYS
Removing the second letter leaves us with the new word SACK. You've made a good start!
• Question 2

Here's another to try.

Remove a letter from the word STAIR to make a new word.

Fill in the grid.

We have done the first line here for you.

In the 'Real or not?' boxes, type the word yes or no.

 Letter Word created Real or not? 1st tair no 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Use lowercase letters when inputting your answers or you may be marked incorrectly.

 Word created Real or not? 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
EDDIE SAYS
Removing the third letter leaves us with the word STIR, and removing the fourth letter gives us the word STAR. Remember that it's always possible that there is more than one answer.
• Question 3

Remove a letter from the word BRAND to make a new word.

Fill in the grid.

We have done the first line here for you.

In the 'Real or not?' boxes, type the word yes or no.

 Letter Word created Real or not? 1st rand no 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Use lowercase letters when inputting your answers or you may be marked incorrectly.

 Word created Real or not? 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
EDDIE SAYS
Removing the second letter leaves us with the word BAND, plus removing the last letter gives us the word BRAN. BRAD doesn't count here, as it's a proper noun and, therefore, is not in the English dictionary.
• Question 4

Remove a letter from the word SHINE to make a new word.

Fill in the grid.

We have done the first line here for you.

In the 'Real or not?' boxes, type the word yes or no.

 Letter Word created Real or not? 1st hine no 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Use lowercase letters when inputting your answers or you may be marked incorrectly.

 Word created Real or not? 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
EDDIE SAYS
Only one new word can be made here by removing the last letter, leaving us with SHIN. You're doing really well, word detective.
• Question 5

Remove a letter from the word STICK to make a new word.

Fill in the grid.

We have done the first line here for you.

In the 'Real or not?' boxes, type the word yes or no.

 Letter Word created Real or not? 1st tick yes 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Use lowercase letters when inputting your answers or you may be marked incorrectly.

 Word created Real or not? 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
EDDIE SAYS
By removing the first and second letters, we can make two new words - TICK and SICK. Did you get them both?
• Question 6

Part 1:

Select any of the letters you can remove to make a new word using the starting word TABLE.

T
B
EDDIE SAYS
The letters that can be removed here are T and B. Let's move on to the next question to see what words we are left with after removing these letters...
• Question 7

Part 2:

Record the two new words that you made by removing the letters in the previous question.

Type the two words into the box below, but make sure that you leave only one space between your words or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

Tale Able
Able Tale
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to leave only one space between the words? By removing the T from TABLE, we made the new word ABLE and by removing the B, we made TALE.
• Question 8

Part 1:

Select any of the letters you can remove to make a new word using the starting word PLACE.

P
L
EDDIE SAYS
The letters that can be removed here are P and L.
• Question 9

Part 2:

Record the two new words that you made by removing the letters in the previous question.

Type the two words into the box below, but make sure that you leave only one space between your words or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

Pace Lace
Lace Pace
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to leave only one space between the words? By removing the P from PLACE, we made LACE and by removing the L, we made PACE. You're making great PACE so far, just one mystery left to solve now detective!
• Question 10

Select the letter that could be removed from the word CLIMB to make a new word.

C
EDDIE SAYS
Removing the C leaves us with the word LIMB. Another activity completed, letter remover. How do you feel about that? Are you becoming more confident?
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