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 of 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 multi-syllabic and irregular words. Children who master Funnix also have the skills to decode thousands of words that aren’t introduced in the program.
The roots of the Funnix program go back to the 1960s when Siegfried “Zig” Engelmann created an explicit, carefully sequenced teaching model known as Direct Instruction. Over the next decades, Engelmann authored more than 100 instructional programs, all field-tested and revised to make sure that they worked—and worked well—before they were published.