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Alphabetical Order 2

The alphabet is made up of 26 letters altogether. This worksheet will help the student learn the order in which we say the alphabet. This will lead to work using dictionaries.

'Alphabetical Order 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:  Know Alphabet Order

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Before you learn to read, you learn the letters that make up the alphabet.

There are 26 letters altogether in the alphabet. This worksheet will help you learn the order in which we say the letters of the alphabet.

 

 

It is important to know the order of the letters as it helps you to find out information in different books.

You can find out what words mean in dictionaries.

 

You can find out words that mean the same as each other in a thesaurus.

 

 

You can use content and index pages in all sorts of different books to find out what is in the book and the page it is on.

Knowing the order of the alphabet will help you find the information more quickly.

Look at the alphabet written here. It will help you answer the questions.

Which letter comes next?

r s t u _

Type your answer in the box below. 

Which letter comes next?

e f g h _

Type your answer in the box.

Look at these letters.  

Which letter is in the wrong place?

t u a v

u

v

a

Look at these letters.  

Which letter is in the wrong place?

c d h e

h

d

e

Which letter is missing from this sequence?

e f g i j k 

Which letter is missing from this sequence?

p q s t u v

apple 
ball  
dog 
cat      
egg  

 

Look at these words from a dictionary.  

Are the words in alphabetical order?

yes

no

Choose the word that would come next.

helicopter 
igloo  
jumper 
kangaroo
lightbulb   
nurse

monster

octopus

toy    
umbrella 
van 
water      
xylophone     

 

Choose the word that would come next in this list.

(Look carefully, you might need to look at the second letter as well.)

yo-yo

yacht

yellow

  • Question 1

Look at the alphabet written here. It will help you answer the questions.

Which letter comes next?

r s t u _

Type your answer in the box below. 

CORRECT ANSWER
v
  • Question 2

Which letter comes next?

e f g h _

Type your answer in the box.

CORRECT ANSWER
i
  • Question 3

Look at these letters.  

Which letter is in the wrong place?

t u a v

CORRECT ANSWER
a
EDDIE SAYS
a is the first letter of the alphabet.
  • Question 4

Look at these letters.  

Which letter is in the wrong place?

c d h e

CORRECT ANSWER
h
EDDIE SAYS
h comes after g.
  • Question 5

Which letter is missing from this sequence?

e f g i j k 

CORRECT ANSWER
h
EDDIE SAYS
h is missing.
  • Question 6

Which letter is missing from this sequence?

p q s t u v

CORRECT ANSWER
r
EDDIE SAYS
r is missing.
  • Question 7
apple 
ball  
dog 
cat      
egg  

 

Look at these words from a dictionary.  

Are the words in alphabetical order?

CORRECT ANSWER
no
EDDIE SAYS
dog begins with the letter d.
d comes after c in the alphabet.
  • Question 8

Choose the word that would come next.

helicopter 
igloo  
jumper 
kangaroo
lightbulb   
CORRECT ANSWER
monster
EDDIE SAYS
Words beginning with m follow words beginning with l.
  • Question 9
toy    
umbrella 
van 
water      
xylophone     

 

Choose the word that would come next in this list.

(Look carefully, you might need to look at the second letter as well.)

CORRECT ANSWER
yacht
EDDIE SAYS
All the suggested answers start with y.
So you need to look at the second letter of each of these words instead.
yacht has an a as its second letter, so it comes first before yellow then yo-yo.
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