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Select a Letter to Complete One Word and Begin Another

In this worksheet, students will identify a letter that completes one word and begins the following word (mostly from a selection of letters, as there is often more than one possible answer).

'Select a Letter to Complete One Word and Begin Another' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Insert a Letter

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Hi, letter detective. Are we pleased to see you!

You’ve guessed it. We have another puzzle we need your help to solve.  Are you ready?

 

Here are the first three letters of a word:

 

sou __

 

What could the last letter be?

 

We could use p for soup, or for sour.

 

 

Can you think of any other options?

 

Here are the last three letters of a word:

__ ins

 

What could the first letter be?

 

We could use w for wins, or p for pins.

 

Can you think of any other options?


Time for a challenge! If we put both words with a missing letter together, it would look like this:

 

sou (__) ins

 

Now, the missing letter needs to be the same for both words. We need the same letter to finish sou__ as we need to start __ins.

 

We could use the letter p, making sou (p) ins.

This would make the separate words soup and pins.


 

Let’s try another question:

Which letter could finish the first word and begin the second word?

 

lon (__) oat

 

m          g          t

 

The correct answer is g, as it will make the two words long and goat.

 

Now it’s your turn to find the missing letters in the questions on the next pages. Enjoy the hunt!

 

Goo(_) luc(_)!

 

Which one letter can be added to the front of all of these words to make new words?

 

_hoe

_how

_teel

_ong

Which one letter can be added to the front of all of these words to make new words? Choose the letter from the list below.

 

_hat

_each

_hose

_rue

M

T

L

A

Match the partial words below to their missing letters.

Column A

Column B

S
_mug
T
_each
D
_anger

Match the partial words below to their missing letters.

Column A

Column B

Crac
r
Hai
k
Willo
w

Find a letter that will complete the end of the first word and begin the second word. Choose the letter from the list below.

 

Baske (_) op

n

l

t

m

Find all of the possible letters that will complete the first word and begin the second word. Select all of the letters that could work from below.

 

Stra (_) et

p

t

w

m

Which of the letters below completes the first word and begins the second word? There is only one correct answer.

 

Cra (_) ox

t

l

b

y

Which of the following letters would complete the first word and begin the second word? Select ALL of the possible options, as there is more than one.

 

Cla (_) ark

t

m

y

p

Match the word pair to their correct missing letter.

Column A

Column B

Agai (_) eat
r
Dea (_) ead
n
Read (_) ell
y

Match the word pair to the missing letters below:

Column A

Column B

Stree (_) ug
k
Doo (_) ace
r
Tric (_) now
t
  • Question 1

Which one letter can be added to the front of all of these words to make new words?

 

_hoe

_how

_teel

_ong

CORRECT ANSWER
S
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was s! The trick is to try out different letters until you find one that works for all of the words. s + hoe = shoe s + how = show s + teel = steel s + ong = song
  • Question 2

Which one letter can be added to the front of all of these words to make new words? Choose the letter from the list below.

 

_hat

_each

_hose

_rue

CORRECT ANSWER
T
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is t. I thought I'd be nice and give you a choice of letters for this one! t + hat = that t + each = teach t +hose = those t + rue = true Try out each of the options until one of them works for everything.
  • Question 3

Match the partial words below to their missing letters.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

S
_mug
T
_each
D
_anger
EDDIE SAYS
How are you doing letter spotter? Did you find any pairs? Remember saying it out loud can really help with these questions. s + mug = smug t + each = teach d + anger = danger Keep up the hard work, word completer!
  • Question 4

Match the partial words below to their missing letters.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Crac
k
Hai
r
Willo
w
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find any pairs? crac + k = crack hai + r = hair willo + w = willow Who needs to play hangman when we have this?!
  • Question 5

Find a letter that will complete the end of the first word and begin the second word. Choose the letter from the list below.

 

Baske (_) op

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was t! We have made the words basket and top. Try all of the possible options out until one of them works for both words. TOP work!
  • Question 6

Find all of the possible letters that will complete the first word and begin the second word. Select all of the letters that could work from below.

 

Stra (_) et

CORRECT ANSWER
p
w
EDDIE SAYS
There were two possible letters here. Did you find either of them? The letter p helps us make the words strap and pet. The letter w helps us make the words straw and wet.
  • Question 7

Which of the letters below completes the first word and begins the second word? There is only one correct answer.

 

Cra (_) ox

CORRECT ANSWER
b
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was b. We made the words crab and box. I wouldn't want to put my hand in a box of crabs!
  • Question 8

Which of the following letters would complete the first word and begin the second word? Select ALL of the possible options, as there is more than one.

 

Cla (_) ark

CORRECT ANSWER
m
p
EDDIE SAYS
There were two matching letters here! The letter m makes the words clam and mark. The letter p makes the words clap and park. A clam is a sea creature found in a shell.
  • Question 9

Match the word pair to their correct missing letter.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Agai (_) eat
n
Dea (_) ead
r
Read (_) ell
y
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find any pairs? The letter n makes the words again and neat. The letter r makes the words dear and read. The letter y makes the words ready and yell.
  • Question 10

Match the word pair to the missing letters below:

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Stree (_) ug
t
Doo (_) ace
r
Tric (_) now
k
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find any pairs? That last one was a hard one to find, do you KNOW why? It's because the K is silent in the word 'know' which makes it tricky to find! The letter t makes street and tug. The letter r makes door and race. The letter k makes trick and know. Well done, letter spotter!
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