Funnix as a Supplement
When Funnix reading programs are used as supplements, use the parts of the program that will support mastery of missing skills. (Using Funnix reading programs as supplements could include small-group instruction, one-on-one, and possibly peer tutoring.)
For children who struggle with reading individual words: Present only the structured sound and word portion of each Funnix lesson.
For children who aren’t fluent readers: Present only the Funnix stories for practice, which will lead to mastery. Note that the children should know most of the words in each story before they practice reading. From the downloadable Teacher’s Guide, give children the passage reading tests (Appendix B) and follow the placement procedures (see “Testing and Placement”). If children are near the end of a first-level phonics program, they can usually read the stories in Funnix Beginning Reading starting with Lesson 60.