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Funnix is a small-step, carefully sequenced web-based reading program designed to teach your child to read—and to enjoy reading—as efficiently as possible. Funnix teaches all the skills necessary for children to become successful readers: decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Upon completion of the 220 Funnix lessons, children will have command of a vocabulary of about 2000 words, including multisyllabic and irregular words. Children who master Funnix also have the skills to decode thousands of words that aren’t introduced in the program.
Funnix can be used by experienced teachers as well as paraprofessionals, student mentors, and adult volunteers. Funnix requires only that a literate person sit with the child during each lesson and provide positive feedback. This person controls the mouse, makes sure the child responds to the tasks presented by the built-in narrator and determines whether to repeat tasks, review exercises, or continue in the program.
Students of the Direct Instruction programs Horizons may easily be transitioned into the appropriate level of Funnix. (Reading Mastery Classic, Level II students will have ideally reached at least lesson #89 in order to have encountered conventional print.)
Funnix Beginning Reading and Funnix Beginning Math were recognized for making a positive difference in education by K12 leaders who named them to District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product for 2013.”
The winners, selected by District Administration’s editors from a record 1,800-plus nominations, were products that received the highest number of nominations and best descriptions from K12 leaders. The Readers’ Choice Top 100 has been announced online and in the December 2013 issue of District Administration.