# 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!

Let's get started!

Remove a letter from the word EARLY 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 arly 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

Let's try that again!

Remove a letter from the word HEARD 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 eard 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 BRAIN 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 rain 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

Remove a letter from the word FREED 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 reed 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

Remove a letter from the word SPEND 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 pend 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

Part 1:

Select any of the letters you can remove to make a new word from the starting word CRASH.

C

R

A

S

H

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 the words or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

Part 1:

Select any of the letters you can remove to make a new word from the starting word BRAIN.

B

R

A

I

N

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 the words or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

Welcome to the last question, word remover!

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

R

A

V

E

N

• Question 1

Let's get started!

Remove a letter from the word EARLY 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 arly 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 last letter from the word EARLY, leaves us the new word EARL. Can you define the word 'earl' to yourself in your head now? That's not too tricky is it?
• Question 2

Let's try that again!

Remove a letter from the word HEARD 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 eard 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
Wow! Did you spot that you can remove 4 different letters and they all make real words? Fantastic word-work there!
• Question 3

Remove a letter from the word BRAIN 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 rain 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
Removing the first letter leaves us with the word RAIN, plus removing the fourth letter gives us the word BRAN. Don't move on as soon as you find one word that works, as there may be more than one possible answer.
• Question 4

Remove a letter from the word FREED 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 reed 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
Three different, new words can be made from the word FREED. Since FRED is a name, it doesn't count as a correct answer as it is a proper noun.
• Question 5

Remove a letter from the word SPEND 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 pend 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
By removing the second and fourth letters, we can make two new words - SEND and SPED. You are truly SPEEDING along here, word detective!
• Question 6

Part 1:

Select any of the letters you can remove to make a new word from the starting word CRASH.

C
R
EDDIE SAYS
The letters that can be removed here are C and R. Let's move on to see what words we are left with when we remove these letter options...
• 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 the words or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

Rash Cash
Cash Rash
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to leave only one space between the two words? By removing the C from CRASH, we made RASH, and by removing the R, we made CASH. Would you rather have a RASH or some CASH?
• Question 8

Part 1:

Select any of the letters you can remove to make a new word from the starting word BRAIN.

B
I
EDDIE SAYS
The letters that can be removed here are B and I.
• 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 the words or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

Rain Bran
Bran Rain
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to leave only one space between the two words? By removing the B from BRAIN, we made RAIN, and by removing the I, we made BRAN.
• Question 10

Welcome to the last question, word remover!

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

N
EDDIE SAYS
Removing the letter N from RAVEN, leaves us with the new word RAVE. You have come to the end of another challenge - hopefully, you are feeling more confident with these questions now.
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