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Our "Extra Challenge Phonics Worksheets for Ages 5-7" are designed to enhance young readers' phonics skills through engaging and challenging activities. Perfect for young learners ready to take their understanding of phonics to the next level, these worksheets cover a variety of exercises including sound recognition, word formation, and vowel-consonant patterns. Each worksheet is carefully crafted to build literacy skills in a fun and interactive manner, fostering a love for reading and learning. Suitable for both classroom and home use, these printables will support your child's journey toward phonics mastery and boost their confidence in reading.


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The Long I Maze Reading Worksheet
The Long I Maze Reading Worksheet

The Long I Maze Reading Worksheet

Help your child learn phonics to help them read. Show them the difference between long and short "i" sounds. Guide them as they use a pencil to trace words with the long "i:" sound in the "Help the Boy in the Picture" worksheet exercise. This will help them find the kite in the picture.
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Baa Baa Black Sheep printable worksheet
Baa Baa Black Sheep printable worksheet

Baa Baa Black Sheep Printable

Jumpstart your child's reading skills with this printable Baa Baa Black Sheep worksheet! Recite the lines with them, then have them select the pictures associated with the poem to test comprehension. Fun and educational!
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Words with Sound N Reading Worksheet
Words with Sound N Reading Worksheet

Words with Sound N Reading Worksheet

Young readers will love the colourful pictures and simple sight words on this download worksheet. They can trace their way through the maze as they help the cute squirrel reach his acorns, finding words with the sound "n" as they go. It's a fun way to work on reading skills - they won't even realise they're learning!
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Let's Look for Consonants Worksheet
Let's Look for Consonants Worksheet

Let's Look for Consonants Worksheet

Help kids learn consonants and words that start with them. Ask them to recite the alphabet, then explain consonants are all letters but the 5 vowels. Use the worksheet to ask them to circle items without a consonant. Emphasize that's 21 consonants.
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Phonological Awareness: Assessment 2 ELA Worksheet
Phonological Awareness: Assessment 2 ELA Worksheet

Phonological Awareness: Assessment 2 ELA Worksheet

This free worksheet assesses your emerging reader's ability to decode and match closed-syllable high-frequency words to the appropriate picture. The pictures are cheery and easy to identify, so your child will have fun and find success with decoding and matching.
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Phonics for Kids | Long Vowel Sound A | PDF Worksheet 1
Phonics for Kids | Long Vowel Sound A | PDF Worksheet 1

Long Vowel Sound A Worksheet

Teach your young learner about the long vowel A with this colorful free printable phonics worksheet. The long vowel A says its name while the short vowel A does not. Complete the worksheet by tracing the root to the toy train and helping the dog by filling in the missing letter A. Have them practice writing and spelling with phonics while having fun!
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Flying Planes Worksheet
Flying Planes Worksheet

Flying Planes Worksheet

Adding the -ing suffix to verbs is a breeze with this fun worksheet! Colorful planes help your child spot the correct spelling of words that end in consonants - double the consonant, add -ing! Kids can compare correctly and incorrectly spelled words, giving them a better understanding of how the word looks correctly. Download the free PDF and get spelling!
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Long I, O, U words worksheet
Long I, O, U words worksheet

Long I, O, U Words Worksheet

This fun phonics worksheet has your child race the tortoise and hare to the finish line. Find all the long vowel sounds to win! It'll help your child's recognition of long I, O, and U words without him realizing it!
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Words with sound j Reading Worksheet
Words with sound j Reading Worksheet

Words with sound j Reading Worksheet

Don't be fooled: The letter J sounds like G in this letter sounds maze! Kids will enjoy helping Jack find Jill by listening to beginning sounds and tracing a path to the exit. Choose words that start with the letter J sound to complete the challenging maze!
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Count Syllables: Odd Word Game Worksheet
Count Syllables: Odd Word Game Worksheet

Count Syllables: Odd Word Game Worksheet

Counting syllables strengthens kids' decoding skills. This printable helps them say common item names and chunk words for fluency and accuracy. They don't even realize they're working on their reading! Bright colors make it fun, so it's a fast and easy way to practice.
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Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound U | PDF Worksheet 2
Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound U | PDF Worksheet 2

Short Vowel Sound U Worksheet

Practice abc phonics to help young learners link sounds to letters. This free printable phonics worksheet helps your kid learn the short vowel sound U. Guide them through the maze to help the dog complete the word "sun". Make sure they say the word out loud to emphasize the short U sound. Check out more phonics worksheets with mazes here.
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What Is the Rime? Worksheet
What Is the Rime? Worksheet

What Is the Rime? Worksheet

Kids will love this PDF worksheet that boosts their reading skills and fine motor skills as they trace the correct rimes for each picture. Knowing onset and rime is key to decoding and fluency, and this worksheet makes it fun! They won't even know they're learning and will be asking for more.
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Find Hens Nest Reading Worksheet
Find Hens Nest Reading Worksheet

Find Hens Nest Reading Worksheet

Learning the short and long «e» sound can be tricky for kids just starting to learn the alphabet. Make it fun with this worksheet: it leads your kindergarten child to a hen's nest by following words with the short «e» sound. They'll be able to identify words with the sound by the end of the exercise.
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Phonological Awareness: Assessment 4 Worksheet
Phonological Awareness: Assessment 4 Worksheet

Phonological Awareness: Assessment 4 Worksheet

It can be tricky for young readers to differentiate between sounds in words. Make it fun with this downloadable worksheet! Ask your child to name each picture on the left and match the starting sound with an image on the right. This helps assess their phonics skills and make learning enjoyable.
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Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound I | PDF Worksheet 1
Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound I | PDF Worksheet 1

Short Vowel Sound I Worksheet

This free printable phonics worksheet will get your kid prepped for reading! It's a maze to help the dog complete the word “zip” with the missing letter I. Have your kid say the word aloud to learn the I sound. It's a great way to practice reading, writing and spelling skills. Check out here for more phonics worksheets!
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Name that Feeling Worksheet
Name that Feeling Worksheet

Name that Feeling Worksheet

Fostering your child's emotional intelligence is essential for their development. This worksheet helps them associate feelings with words, improving their social skills and fine motor coordination. They'll trace pictures and words to learn the feeling vocabulary.
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Choose the Right Spelling Worksheet
Choose the Right Spelling Worksheet

Choose the Right Spelling Worksheet

Can your kids spell? Even champions can benefit from this educational worksheet. Start with basic words, then ask your child to say each word aloud. Help them circle the correct spelling for each.
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Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound E | PDF Worksheet 1
Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound E | PDF Worksheet 1

Short Vowel Sound E Worksheet

This free printable phonics worksheet helps kids learn the short vowel sound E. Kids need to help the dog complete the word “hen” by finding their way through a maze. It teaches kids to see the connection between letters and sounds and also strengthens their writing and spelling skills. Fun and educational, this phonics worksheet is great for kids. Want more? Check out here.
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Let's Make New Words Worksheet
Let's Make New Words Worksheet

Let's Make New Words Worksheet

This fun and colorful downloadable worksheet is perfect for helping young readers to build confidence and practice their skills. They'll circle the letters to magically make new words, while developing fine motor skills. It'll be so much fun, they won't even realize they're honing their reading skills!
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Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound O | PDF Worksheet 1
Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound O | PDF Worksheet 1

Short Vowel Sound O Worksheet

Help your child learn the short vowel sound O with this fun and free printable phonics worksheet! They'll need to complete the maze to help the dog finish the word "fox" with the missing letter O. Engage their fine motor muscles while they color or trace the maze with crayon or pencil. This educational activity is sure to bring a smile to your little learner's face! For more phonics worksheets, check here.
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Printable nursery rhyme: Rub a Dub Dub
Printable nursery rhyme: Rub a Dub Dub

Rub a Dub Dub Printable

Delight your child and foster early reading skills with this printable nursery rhyme, Rub a Dub Dub! Let your little reader select the three men in the tub and practice important reading comprehension skills.
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Phonological Awareness: Assessment 3 Worksheet
Phonological Awareness: Assessment 3 Worksheet

Phonological Awareness: Assessment 3 Worksheet

Test kids' reading readiness with a phonological awareness worksheet! With this PDF exercise, encourage children to name each picture aloud and match left to right. Help them learn to recognize word sounds at the start, middle and end of words. They'll be sure to remember that lamp doesn't sound like elephant!
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Make a New Word Worksheet
Make a New Word Worksheet

Make a New Word Worksheet

Young readers and writers can enhance their skills with this fun PDF worksheet. They'll trace letters to create new words and feel like super readers and writers after finding six words. They'll also practice building words with the "all" word family.
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Phonics for Kids | Long Vowel Sound O | PDF Worksheet 1
Phonics for Kids | Long Vowel Sound O | PDF Worksheet 1

Long Vowel Sound O Worksheet

Help the goat find her missing O! Guide your little learner through this fun maze to help the goat get its vowel sound back. Make phonics learning engaging and enjoyable with this free printable worksheet.
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Extra Challenge Phonics for ages 5-7 is an invaluable tool that provides significant benefits for both parents and teachers aiming to support early literacy development in children. Phonics programs offer the foundational skills necessary for reading and writing by teaching children the relationships between letters and their corresponding sounds. Early and systematic exposure to phonics helps children decode new words, making reading more accessible and enjoyable.

The "extra challenge" aspect is particularly important because it pushes young learners beyond basic phonemic awareness, preparing them for more complex reading and writing tasks they'll encounter in later grades. Introducing these challenges at an early age encourages problem-solving, critical thinking, and a greater attention span, contributing to overall cognitive development.

For parents, these structured activities provide a roadmap to actively participate in their child's learning journey, creating opportunities for quality interaction and reinforcing school-taught concepts at home. For teachers, using enhanced phonics programs ensures that they cater to varied learning paces and provide advanced learners with opportunities to excel further, thus addressing individual student needs more effectively.

Ultimately, investing in Extra Challenge Phonics facilitates a strong literacy foundation, ensuring children are better equipped to tackle future academic challenges with confidence and competence, fostering a lifelong love for reading and learning.