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Add Letters to Make a Word Using Context

In this worksheet, students will work out the missing letters 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 Letters to Make a 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, word 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.

 

For example, look at the following partial word:

CIN_ _ _

 

It’s had three of its letters stolen!

 

Now look at it as part of a sentence.

I watched a film at the CIN_ _ _.

 

You can use the rest of the sentence to work out what the word is.

 

The stolen letters are EMA and the full word is CINEMA.

 

 

I watched a film at the CINEMA.

 

Let’s try another.

Which letters have been stolen  from the partial word in this sentence?

 

I ate my favourite pizza at the RESTAUR_ _ _.

 

The missing letters are ANT and the full word is RESTAURANT. Did you get that?

 


 

In this activity, you will be a word detective and work out the stolen letters in each partial word.

 

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

Say the sentence and the partial word out loud.

 

Good luck, word detective!

Look at this sentence:

 

I c___bed up the hill. 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

Look at this sentence:

 

The pirate looked at his ___asure map. 

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

Look at this sentence:

 

My baby brother is learning how to ___wl.

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Look at this sentence:

 

The mon___r was covered in purple fur. 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

Look at this sentence:

 

Snow lay on the g___nd like a thick blanket. 

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

Look at this sentence:

 

Ashraf bought a ___f of bread from the bakery. 

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

Look at this sentence:

 

The chi___en did some colouring in. 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Look at this sentence:

 

The door creaked ___dly

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Look at this sentence:

 

The snake slithered through the ___gle

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

Look at this sentence:

 

There is a beautiful rose bush in my ___den

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

  • Question 1

Look at this sentence:

 

I c___bed up the hill. 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
lim
EDDIE SAYS
That's the first question done! The word is 'climbed' and the missing letters are 'lim'. A word such as 'clubbed' would not be correct as it would not make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 2

Look at this sentence:

 

The pirate looked at his ___asure map. 

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
tre
EDDIE SAYS
Ahoy, matey! The pirate was looking at his treasure map, so the missing letters are 'tre'. A word such as 'pleasure' would not make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 3

Look at this sentence:

 

My baby brother is learning how to ___wl.

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
cra
EDDIE SAYS
Great effort! The missing letters 'cra' make the word 'crawl'. A word such as 'trawl' would not make sense in the sentence so would not be the correct answer.
  • Question 4

Look at this sentence:

 

The mon___r was covered in purple fur. 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
ste
EDDIE SAYS
Did you work this one out? The missing letters 'ste' make the word 'monster'. There are very few other words that could be made. 'Moniker' is one but that is another word for 'name' so would not make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 5

Look at this sentence:

 

Snow lay on the g___nd like a thick blanket. 

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
rou
EDDIE SAYS
Brrr! It's cold! The missing letters 'rou' are part of the word 'ground'. Remember to use the sentence to help you find the word. Where does snow lay? On the ground, of course!
  • Question 6

Look at this sentence:

 

Ashraf bought a ___f of bread from the bakery. 

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
loa
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letters 'loa' make the word 'loaf'. A word such as 'beef' would not be correct as it would not make sense in the sentence. It's really important to read the sentence once you have decided upon your answer. That way, you can make sure it makes sense.
  • Question 7

Look at this sentence:

 

The chi___en did some colouring in. 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
ldr
EDDIE SAYS
How are you getting on? The missing letters 'ldr' make the word 'children'. Use the sentence to help find the word. In this case, think about who likes to do colouring in and it helps you to think of the word 'children'.
  • Question 8

Look at this sentence:

 

The door creaked ___dly

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
lou
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letters 'lou' are part of the word 'loudly'. A word such as 'deadly' would not be correct as it does not make sense in the sentence. Keep going, you're doing really well!
  • Question 9

Look at this sentence:

 

The snake slithered through the ___gle

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
jun
EDDIE SAYS
The snake was slithering through the jungle! So the missing letters are 'jun'. A word such as 'boggle' would not be correct as it would not make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 10

Look at this sentence:

 

There is a beautiful rose bush in my ___den

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had three of its letters taken away. What are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
gar
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letters 'gar' are part of the word 'garden'. A word such as 'hidden' would not be correct as it does not make sense in the sentence. You've put lots of effort into this activity. Well done!
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