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ILA 2015 Christie & Marnie


I’m Marnie Ginsberg, the creator of Reading Simplified and head of a small but mighty team here at Reading Simplified. If you’d like to know more about us, head over to our About Us page. If you want to know what Reading Simplified is, try this page.

If you’d like to contact us, please send us an email at:

admin (at) reading simplified (dot) com.

We look forward to talking with you!

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  1. Are the Reading simplified materials available for purchase? And when is the next academy available in the Midwest area of Des Moines or Omaha?

    • Yes! The Reading Simplified Academy just opened and you can access the course, over 700 differentiated student materials, and an online forum where I offer individualized support every weekday. Learn more here:

      I’d love to be back in Iowa again soon but don’t have an event planned. Thanks Sherri!

    • Hi Linda,

      Thanks for checking in about our resources! I don’t have that option available at this time, unfortunately. 🙁

      The good news is that membership in the Reading Simplified Academy is not a long-term commitment. You can join for 1 month, 3 months, or as long as you’d like. When I put the materials up on Teachers Pay Teachers one day, they’ll be hundreds of dollars for all the materials that you can snag inside the Reading Simplified Academy for just $39 for each month. Plus you learn how to orchestrate the whole system–from small group reading instruction to literacy centers–with the online video trainings.

      Thanks again for participating in the online workshop–I hope the activities save you time and boost your readers’ achievement!

  2. I attended your presentation at the Illinois Reading Conference earlier this month. I understood that we would receive and email so we could access some of the videos and power point from that presentation. I would like to see again the ‘switch it’ ‘read it’ ‘sort it’ strategy.

  3. I attended the ILA Conference in July where I sat in on your 1-day workshop. I loved it! As I am now in the second 9-weeks of the year, I am noticing students that will benefit greatly with your program. Unfortunately, my district and principal will not purchase your program, so I am in it alone. As I read your FAQ’s about accessing the program, my question is after I complete the program and the year’s membership, will I still have access to you and the materials? Or is it only for the year?
    Thank you,
    Sheri Higgins

    • Thanks so much for following up, Sheri. Glad to hear the workshop was beneficial!

      All the materials you receive while you’re a member are yours to use from then on, even if you’re no longer a member.

      Also, we have monthly membership options and yearly membership options, so some are yearly members and some are just monthly members, with no long-term contracts/commitments. Hope to see you “inside” the Reading Simplified Academy soon!

    • Hi Carrie, thanks for your interest! Our student materials are all part of the Reading Simplified Academy, a membership where teachers and parents learn the streamlined Reading Simplified system AND have access to hundreds of differentiated student materials for beginning or struggling readers, levels K-5. Jump on the waitlist for when we open up membership again here:

  4. I would like to know the cost point for this program. I don’t want to get to excited about it and then find out it is not affordable for me.

    Thank you

    • Understandable! Thanks for your interest Joy. I’ll email you directly as our pricing is changing and may not be the same 1 or more years from now.

      Many of our members are able to have their school or district cover the costs for the ongoing professional development so that’s something to consider as well!

  5. Hi Marnie, I watched your webinar last night. Im going to watch it again so I can get the code to get the reduced price. One question I do have though is do you have any Australian versions for when there is the Mom word or the dreaded u in words that American don’t use such as humour.

    I believe this is going to work well in my room.


    • Thanks so much for the feedback Kim!! 🙂

      No, we don’t have an Australian version yet, but hope to in the future. In the meantime, a group of Australian teachers are getting together inside our Teachers’ Lounge (discussion board) to share adapted resources and to just connect.

      I’m eager to see your kids’ outcomes!

  6. Hello,
    I watched your video on Wednesday night. I was hoping to talk to my administrator to get permission to do this class. We do not start school until Monday the 27th but I was at school today prepping. My admin. was there as well and they gave me the green light. Can I still get the discount? I am excited!

    • Yeah!! Congrats Irene!!

      Just reach out to Kaylah at when you’re ready and explain that you were on the workshop. She can send you or your school an invoice, if that helps. Can’t wait to “see” you inside the Teachers’ Lounge! 🙂

  7. Would this program be effective for high school students who are learning disabled? They are virtually non-readers.

    • Tanya, yes, the activities work with anyone who is struggling of any age. I have often used the very same strategies with high school students. Most of our videos just happen to show younger children but don’t let that dissuade you.

      Also, we can do a lot of individualization for you within our members’ discussion board (aka Teachers’ Lounge), so please share your progress and explain challenges in the Teachers’ Lounge so we can help meet your needs. The main difficulty older students have is motivation, as I’m sure you know. So we help juggle smart strategies within the context of engaging students who’ve often given up.

      Finally, I use some of the PDFs with some of the older kids but some may be too “babyish” so some modifications may be needed. However, most of the activities we suggest require very few specialized materials or PDFs. Hope you give it try! If you’re not sure, give Switch It a try with CCVCC or CCCVCC words: That should reveal some early promising signs…

  8. I need an administrator to contact me. I have been paying for months and now that I am planning to spend some time delving into this I am unable to find the log in area. Can you assist me please.

    Thank you

  9. I am considering joining Reading Simplified. Is this something I just join and work through when I want too or do I have to start at a certain time? Is this all through the website or is it in person?

    • Great question, Susie! The Reading Simplified Academy is an online training program along with student resources. You go through the course material at your own pace. However, I and another reading specialist are inside the program every weekday to answer questions that arise in an online forum (aka Teachers’ Lounge). You can see what the big picture of the Reading Simplified Academy is by heading here. Would love to welcome you inside, Susie!

  10. I have downloaded the free Switch It Activity and I would like to try it with a few students, but I cannot figure out where to get the letter-sound cards to use with it. Thank you in advance for your help.

  11. I want to pay for a membership to reading academy. I want to use a purchase order but not sure how to get it to you. I don’t want to miss this window of opportunity. Please let me know how to proceed.

    Thanks Jill Hunt

  12. Is this something I, as a parent can use? If so, do you have any suggestions as to how I should approach the program? Or do I follow the same steps as a classroom teacher?

    • Gabriela, yes, we have many parents who are following our activities and systems, both here with complementary resources, as well as via our paid membership, the Reading Simplified Academy.

      Most of the information here and inside the Reading Simplified Academy is applicable for both the classroom teacher and parent. The same route to reading! Information about classroom management is obviously less relevant to you, but the activities and know-how are good for both parent and teacher. Hope you see some quick success with your child(ren)!