I just found out that Funnix is offering their entire Reading Program absolutely free, no catches. I haven’t tried it yet, but I just applied for it myself. I plan to let Laynie use this and see if her Reading improves.
This is awesome! What hooked me on trying it was the fact that it’s designed by the same man who wrote Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, which is what I’ve used with Laynie!
Here are the details from the website:
The program is designed by the world’s most successful creator of instructional materials, Siegfried (Zig) Engelmann, a maverick professor of Education who has authored many books, including Give Your Child a Superior Mind, and highly successful reading programs like Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons.
Engelmann says of Funnix,”Teaching the lessons requires a lot less effort, and the lessons are more entertaining. Also, the program consists of 220 daily lessons, so it takes kids farther than most beginning-reading programs– from being non readers to reading on the third-grade level.”
The free version of Funnix is electronic. You download the entire package of 220 lessons and other material onto your computer, and you have everything you need to teach the program. The steps of what you do and how you do it are spelled out in Teacher’s Guide, which you review before presenting the program. Workbook and textbook activities accompany the lessons. You print these.