ABOUT US

Hi! I’m Dr. Marnie Ginsberg, founder of Reading Simplified™. If you’ve ever pondered these questions:

  • How can I teach my struggling reader(s)?
  • How can I know what is the best next activity for my beginning reader(s)?
  • What’s the fastest way to teach anyone to read?
  • How can I juggle all my small groups for reading?
  • Or, if you’re just a fan of the teaching of reading like us, then…

You’re in the right place!

Our Story So Far...

  • Late 90’s

    Educated to Teach, But Under-Prepared in Reading

    Marnie uncovers that her 6th grade language arts students, on average, are reading 2 years below grade level. And despite her master’s degree and enthusiasm, she has no idea how to remediate their word-reading difficulties.

    Late 90’s
  • 1999
    1999

    An Early Unexpected Victory

    Marnie searches high and low for answers to her question, “How do you teach reading quickly?” and finds lots of conflicting advice and theories. Overwhelming! She finally runs across ideas that make sense. Before and after school, she tutors 2 boys in her class who originally were below the 1st grade level, and their achievement jumps ahead to the middle of 3rd grade!

  • 2000

    A Busy Tutoring Company Gets Grade Level Outcomes in 12 Hours

    These 2 boys’ rapid leap forward in reading achievement, after 6 years of failed learning, ignites an obsession in Marnie. Why wasn’t I prepared to teach reading? Why are so many students reading so poorly? She leaves the classroom to open a private reading clinic. Most of the students they work with are able to reach grade level in several reading domains after only 12 hours of 1-on-1 instruction.

    2000
  • 2001-2005
    2001-2005

    Marnie Studies Early Reading Acquisition at UNC

    Marnie adds a Reading Specialist license and completes a doctoral program focusing on literacy at the University of North Carolina. She “gets to” read hundreds of research articles on word reading acquisition and phonological awareness. 😉

  • 2005-2012

    A Federally-Funded Research Program Yields Good Outcomes for Struggling Readers

    As a doc student and later as a UNC researcher, Marnie has the rare opportunity to develop an early reading intervention to be examined in a series of quasi-experimental research studies funded by the U.S. Institute of Education Sciences. Teachers in high-poverty, rural communities work with struggling readers using her new reading approach and also receive webcam-based coaching from Marnie and other literacy consultants. Multiple research articles in journals such as the Elementary School Journal, Journal of Educational Psychology, and Journal of Learning Disabilities, show strong outcomes for these readers, with effect sizes from .4 to .7, including comprehension.

    2005-2012
  • 2013-2015
    2013-2015

    ReadingSimplified.com Begins

    After watching so many teachers in multiple states (NC, NM, NE, TX) implement the approach she developed, Marnie streamlines the learning process even further for both the teacher and child. She develops K-5 sets of student materials and training videos for a national, non-profit mentoring organization. ReadingSimplified.com begins.

  • 2016

    An Online Training Site, the Reading Simplified Academy Opens

    The online Reading Simplified Academy opens to 40 new members.

    2016
  • 2017-2018
    2017-2018

    Reading Simplified Expands to Serve a Global Audience

    The ideas of Reading Simplified catch on with teachers and parents all over the world who are overwhelmed by the seeming complexity of teaching reading, especially for those students who are struggling.

  • 2019+

    A Growing Reading Simplified Community to Eradicate the Reading Crisis

    With over 1700 teachers and parents going through the Reading Simplified Academy and over 30,000 subscribers to Reading Simplified free trainings, thousands of children have been reached with instruction that yields much more rapid achievement gains than mainstream approaches. Marnie continues to offer complimentary workshops via Facebook live most Tuesdays at 8 pm (EST) and through other online and in-person workshops. Passionate teachers and parents who’ve gotten unprecedented outcomes for their student(s) continue to spread the word about Reading Simplified.

    2019+