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DI: 100 Easy Lessons andFunnix

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Direct Instruction--100 Easy Lessons and Funnix

 

Back to DI TEACHING CURRICULUM

 

Funnix Beginning Reading is a computer adaptation of

SRA DI Horizons Level A and B.

Lesson equivalents are listed in the Teacher's guide.

Funnix 2 is a computer adaptation of

SRA DI Horizons Level B and Journeys Level 2.

Lesson equivalents are listed in the Teacher's guide.

 

FUNNIX placement tests for both programs.

 

SRA reading programs, including Horizons, Journeys.

 


 

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Transitioning from 100 Easy Lessons to Funnix

 

Paraphrase of DI-list post, Owen Engelmann, 3/9/07

 

"A lot of kids learn to read with Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons but their parents

want to continue teaching them with SRA DI reading materials. Some parents want to make sure

that their children get farther ahead in reading. Others want to improve their child's mastery of the

skills taught in Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons.

 

Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons moves very quickly at the end of the program

(way faster than Reading Mastery Fast Cycle), so many children lack fluency when they finish the program.

 

Funnix 2 is a good program for teaching more advanced decoding skills and providing ample fluency practice.

 

The Funnix 2 package provides children who have completed

Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons with:

 

120 additional reading lessons, each having an original passage

that increases incrementally in difficulty,

 

the number of words children are expected to decode, and

 

the number of words children are expected to read.

 

Funnix 2 also teaches children new strategies for decoding words.

 

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Supplemental words

 

Here's a SUPPLEMENTAL WORD LIST and a procedure for transitioning children from the end of Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons into Funnix 2 (actually Lesson 101 of Funnix Beginning Reading; the last 20 lessons of Funnix Beginning Reading are included as review lessons with the Funnix 2 package).

 

I recommend any child who has completed Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons..., especially those children who are struggling or not fluent, go through lessons 101 - 120 of Funnix Beginning Reading, and ALL of Funnix 2.

 

There are 56 words that appear in

lessons 101 - 120 of Funnix Beginning Reading and,

Funnix 2 that:

 

--have not been taught in Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons

--have been taught and mastered before lesson 101 by children starting at the beginning of the Funnix sequence.

 

In the supplemental word list, each word appears with a lesson number. Most of these words only need to be presented before the story for the lesson indicated.

 

However, the words for lesson 104 of Funnix Beginning Reading need to be presented before lesson 104 begins.

 

The following examples explain the procedures indicated by the list for lessons 101, 104 and 105 of Funnix Beginning Reading:

 

There are 6 words for lesson 101 of Funnix Beginning Reading (FBR): the words:

know, robbers, sky, sneak, still, waited.

 

These words need to be MODELLED and TESTED BEFORE the story reading exercises begin (i.e.,before Exercise 7 of Funnix 2).

 

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Teacher Presentation

 

Here's the Teacher Presentation spelled out:

Italicized is teacher/parent script

 

(Write on paper)

know

robbers

sky

sneak

still

waited

 

(Point to know) This word is know. What word? (student responds: know.)

(Point to robbers) This word is robbers. What word? robbers.

(Point to sky) This word is sky. What word? sky.

(Point to sneak) This word is sneak. What word? sneak.

(Point to still) This word is still. What word? still.

(Point to waited) This word is waited. What word? waited.

 

Your turn to read each of these words again.

know, robbers, sky, sneak, still, waited

 

(Repeat words until FIRM.)

 

2 words need to be presented for lesson 104 of FBR: done, won't. These words

need to be presented before lesson 104 of FBR begins.

 

No words need to be presented for lesson 105.

 

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Notes

 

1) All students starting in the middle of the Funnix sequence must go through

the Transition Exercises contained in the Transition and Review disc before

beginning Funnix lessons.

 

2) The passage for FBR Lesson 101 is not as long or as advanced as the passages

at the end of Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons . Though the passage

from FBR contains 11 new words, it is an easy passage for children to decode and

to apply the new decoding strategies taught in the Transition Exercises and in

FBR lesson 101. By lesson 20 of Funnix 2, the passages in the Funnix sequence

surpass the passages at the end of Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons

in length and difficulty.

 

I hope this helps people who are looking for something after Teach Your Child

To Read in 100 Easy Lessons

 

Owen

 

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