PLACING CHILDREN WHO HAVE SOME READING SKILLS
Different types of children should not begin on lesson 1 of Funnix Beginning Reading, but somewhere in the middle of the program or at the beginning (or middle) of Funnix 2.
These types include children who enter the school midyear, children who have completed Funnix Beginning Reading, children who can identify letters, know a lot of sounds and can read some words. Test these children with the set of passages that appears in Appendix B. The first placement passage is reproduced below.
Procedure for Mid-Level Placement
You can start testing the child with any passage that you think is close to what the child should be able to read. Direct child to read the selected passage aloud. If the child gets stuck on a word for more than a couple of seconds or made an error, tell the child the word and count it as an error. Then tell the child to continue. Use the reproducible form Funnix Placement Record for Children with Reading Skills, Appendix C, to record the number of errors and the lesson at which the child is to begin instruction.
You will test children and place them at one of the following lessons: