The Rewarding & Joyful Way To Learn To Read

All the keys for a child’s reading success are found in Funnix, a proven, award-winning, affordable — and most of all — fun web-based, subscription learning program.

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The Rewarding & Joyful Way To Learn To Read

All the keys for a child’s reading success are found in Funnix, a proven, award-winning, affordable — and most of all — fun web-based, subscription learning program.

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Research-Validated. Child Approved.

Funnix teaches all the skills necessary for children to learn to read: decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Whether you are a homeschooling parent or a classroom teacher seeking the best reading resources, Funnix is your number one choice for guiding your K-2 learners.

Call us biased, but we’re convinced there’s no greater calling than to inspire children, and to ignite their imaginations through the discovery of reading. Direct Instruction is the way.

Columbia University professor and linguist John McWhorter agrees: His September essay in the New York Times extolls the virtues of phonics-based reading programs—specifically, the Direct Instruction (DI) programs created and authored by Siegfried “Zig” Engelmann. In his article, McWhorter calls DI the “one tried-and-true way” to educate children of every background.

At Funnix, we draw on that rich fifty-year history in phonics-based DI education: Our co-authors are none other than Zig Engelmann and his son, Owen Engelmann. Together, the family duo utilized Zig’s lifetime of academic research to develop and launch Funnix—the most advanced web-based, sequenced reading program available anywhere. Simple to access and easy to implement, Funnix is particularly suited to home-based learning in today’s pandemic environment.

Read more about DI in McWhorter’s recent New York Times op-ed.

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Call us biased, but we’re convinced there’s no greater calling than to inspire children, and to ignite their imaginations through the discovery of reading. Direct Instruction is the way.

Columbia University professor and linguist John McWhorter agrees: His September essay in the New York Times extolls the virtues of phonics-based reading programs—specifically, the Direct Instruction (DI) programs created and authored by Siegfried “Zig” Engelmann. In his article, McWhorter calls DI the “one tried-and-true way” to educate children of every background.

At Funnix, we draw on that rich fifty-year history in phonics-based DI education: Our co-authors are none other than Zig Engelmann and his son, Owen Engelmann. Together, the family duo utilized Zig’s lifetime of academic research to develop and launch Funnix—the most advanced web-based, sequenced reading program available anywhere. Simple to access and easy to implement, Funnix is particularly suited to home-based learning in today’s pandemic environment.

Read more about DI in McWhorter’s recent New York Times op-ed.

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Small-step program:

Teaches phonemic awareness, letters, and sounds, then transitions to reading stories.

Direct Instruction (DI):

An explicit, carefully sequenced teaching model created by Siegfried “Zig” Engelmann.

Web-based learning:

Children achieve mastery through a fun, dynamic, individualized presentation of reading skills.

The 220 total lessons in Funnix Beginning Reading and Funnix 2 are sure to capture your child’s attention and will encourage a love of learning. Plus, you will love watching them grow in confidence and skill.

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No matter where your child is in his or her reading journey,
Funnix will help you engage, inspire and delight their mind.

Funnix is the way to reading success. Countless parents and teachers have told us that Funnix worked when no other program did.

  • 220 LESSONS in Funnix Beginning Reading and Funnix 2.

  • 25-30 MINUTES A DAY is all you’ll need to dedicate to a lesson.

  • +2000 WORDS MASTERY upon completion of the two programs.

  • BEGINNING 3rd-GRADE READING LEVEL — your child’s reading ability after completing Funnix 2.

Your child’s mind is magnificent and ready to learn.

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