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Word Families: Words Within Words

In this worksheet, students practise looking for short words within long words to help them with spellings.

'Word Families: Words Within Words' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

It can be easier to spell long words if we look for short words inside them.


 

For example, the word wardrobe has all these words within it:

war

ward

rob

robe

be.

 

In this worksheet you will need to look for short words within longer words. It is important that the letters in the words are in the right order, as muddling them up will not help with spellings.

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word grandmother?

 

Tick six boxes.

the

and

them

mother

grand

her

game

moth

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word everywhere?

 

Tick six boxes.

very

her

were

here

ever

where

why

he

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word pretending?

 

Tick five boxes.

pretty

pen

ten

din

end

in

ending

tent

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word something?

 

Tick six boxes.

some

met

in

thin

meet

so

thing

sing

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word disappeared?

 

Tick six boxes.

dip

pear

appear

sap

are

red

spear

is

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word information?

 

Tick six boxes.

in

fat

inform

at

for

form

mat

ration

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word management?

 

Tick five boxes.

game

anger

men

an

age

manage

manger

man

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word whatever?

 

Tick five boxes.

heave

what

eat

hat

hate

ever

rave

at

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word congratulate?

 

Tick five boxes.

grate

rat

great

at

late

gate

on

ate

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word transport?

 

Tick five boxes.

train

ran

an

snort

port

sort

or

sport

  • Question 1

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word grandmother?

 

Tick six boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
the
and
mother
grand
her
moth
  • Question 2

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word everywhere?

 

Tick six boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
very
her
here
ever
where
he
  • Question 3

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word pretending?

 

Tick five boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
ten
din
end
in
ending
  • Question 4

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word something?

 

Tick six boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
some
met
in
thin
so
thing
  • Question 5

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word disappeared?

 

Tick six boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
pear
appear
sap
are
red
is
  • Question 6

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word information?

 

Tick six boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
in
inform
at
for
form
mat
  • Question 7

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word management?

 

Tick five boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
men
an
age
manage
man
  • Question 8

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word whatever?

 

Tick five boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
what
hat
hate
ever
at
  • Question 9

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word congratulate?

 

Tick five boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
rat
at
late
on
ate
  • Question 10

Which of the words in the list can be made from the word transport?

 

Tick five boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
ran
an
port
or
sport
---- OR ----

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