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What's the Missing Word?

In this worksheet, students look at a short text. Then, from their general understanding of the text, they predict a series of missing words.

'What's the Missing Word?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:  Make Inferences

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

An extract is a short piece of writing taken from a story, book or poem.

In this worksheet you must match the missing words so that the extract makes sense.

The story that the extracts are taken from is called Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

 

 

Match the missing words so the extract makes sense:

 

Once upon a time there was a little girl (1)__________ Goldilocks. Ever since she was tiny, her mother had (2) _____________ her she must never (3)_____________ off into the forest because it was full of wild (4)______________, especially bears. But, as Goldilocks grew older, she longed to explore the(5) ____________.

Column A

Column B

wander
5
forest
3
called
4
animals
1
told
2

Match the missing words so the extract makes sense:

 

So one day she tiptoed out of the (1)____________ when her mother and (2) ____________ were asleep. Soon, she came across a tiny cottage. She tried the (3) ___________ and found it was unlocked, so she crept (4)____________. The house she had entered (5)_________  to three bears. 

Column A

Column B

inside
5
house
3
door
4
father
2
belonged
1

Match the missing words so the extract makes sense:

 

Daddy Bear, Mummy (1)_____ and Baby Bear. They had gone for a (2)______. Goldilocks saw three bowls of (3)____________ on the table. She tried (4)______ Bear's porridge first, it was too hot. She tried Mummy Bear's porridge (5)_______, it was too salty. 

Column A

Column B

second
3
walk
2
porridge
1
bear
4
daddy
5

Match the missing words so the extract makes sense:

 

She tried baby bear's porridge last, it was just right. Goldilocks (1)________ all of baby bear's porridge. (2)________ then saw the bear's chairs. She (3)____ on Daddy Bear's chair, it was too high. She sat on Mummy Bear's chair, it was too (4)__________. Goldilocks then (5)____ Baby Bear's chair.

Column A

Column B

finished
2
uncomfortable
1
Goldilocks
4
tried
3
sat
5

Match the missing words so the extract makes sense:

 

She was too (1)_______ for it and the chair (2)______. Goldilocks then ran (3)________. There, she (4)_____ three beds. Daddy bear's bed was too big. Mummy bear's bed was too (5)_________________. 

Column A

Column B

upstairs
4
heavy
3
uncomfortable
2
found
1
broke
5

Match the missing words so the extract makes sense:

 

Baby Bear's bed, however, was (1)_______. Goldilocks fell (2)______. She didn't hear the (3)______ return home. Baby Bear was very (4)______ to find his porridge finished and his chair broken. When the bears went upstairs to their bedroom they found Goldilocks. She (5)_____ up and ran out of the house and never came back again.

Column A

Column B

perfect
3
bears
5
woke
1
upset
2
asleep
4
  • Question 1

Match the missing words so the extract makes sense:

 

Once upon a time there was a little girl (1)__________ Goldilocks. Ever since she was tiny, her mother had (2) _____________ her she must never (3)_____________ off into the forest because it was full of wild (4)______________, especially bears. But, as Goldilocks grew older, she longed to explore the(5) ____________.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

wander
3
forest
5
called
1
animals
4
told
2
EDDIE SAYS
It is possible to choose other words that would also make perfect sense. For 'wander' you could write 'go' or 'walk'. For 'animals' you could choose 'beasts'. For 'forest' you could choose 'woods', 'area' or 'place'.
  • Question 2

Match the missing words so the extract makes sense:

 

So one day she tiptoed out of the (1)____________ when her mother and (2) ____________ were asleep. Soon, she came across a tiny cottage. She tried the (3) ___________ and found it was unlocked, so she crept (4)____________. The house she had entered (5)_________  to three bears. 

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

inside
4
house
1
door
3
father
2
belonged
5
EDDIE SAYS
1) could be 'cottage' 3) could be 'latch' or 'handle' 4) could be 'in'
  • Question 3

Match the missing words so the extract makes sense:

 

Daddy Bear, Mummy (1)_____ and Baby Bear. They had gone for a (2)______. Goldilocks saw three bowls of (3)____________ on the table. She tried (4)______ Bear's porridge first, it was too hot. She tried Mummy Bear's porridge (5)_______, it was too salty. 

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

second
5
walk
2
porridge
3
bear
1
daddy
4
  • Question 4

Match the missing words so the extract makes sense:

 

She tried baby bear's porridge last, it was just right. Goldilocks (1)________ all of baby bear's porridge. (2)________ then saw the bear's chairs. She (3)____ on Daddy Bear's chair, it was too high. She sat on Mummy Bear's chair, it was too (4)__________. Goldilocks then (5)____ Baby Bear's chair.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

finished
1
uncomfortable
4
Goldilocks
2
tried
5
sat
3
  • Question 5

Match the missing words so the extract makes sense:

 

She was too (1)_______ for it and the chair (2)______. Goldilocks then ran (3)________. There, she (4)_____ three beds. Daddy bear's bed was too big. Mummy bear's bed was too (5)_________________. 

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

upstairs
3
heavy
1
uncomfortable
5
found
4
broke
2
  • Question 6

Match the missing words so the extract makes sense:

 

Baby Bear's bed, however, was (1)_______. Goldilocks fell (2)______. She didn't hear the (3)______ return home. Baby Bear was very (4)______ to find his porridge finished and his chair broken. When the bears went upstairs to their bedroom they found Goldilocks. She (5)_____ up and ran out of the house and never came back again.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

perfect
1
bears
3
woke
5
upset
4
asleep
2
---- OR ----

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