At the National Institute for Direct Instruction we often get requests for information from parents who are interested in learning more about DI. Some requests are from homeschooling parents and some are from parents who have been introduced to DI through their child's school. We hope that this website will serve has a helpful resource for all parents who are interested in providing the absolute best education for their child.
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Funnix teaches all of the reading skills children need for learning phonics and learning to read proficiently. Unlike other reading programs, the Direct Instruction method behind Funnix has data supporting its effectiveness in schools and in the home schooling environment. No matter how you spell it,Funnics, Phunics or Funux, Funnix is fun and the most certain recipe available for ensuring your child's reading success.
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows parents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It's a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here -- no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions -- just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons will bring you and your child closer together, while giving your child the reading skills needed now, for a better chance at tomorrow.
Helping Kids Soar: Children Reaching Their Full Potential with Direct Instruction
Direct Instruction is often used to help students who are stuggling academically. DI can be used to accelerate the learning of higher performning students, too. "Helping Kids Soar: Children Reaching Their Full Potential with Direct Instruction," portrays two schools in different parts of the country that have used DI successfully with all children.