Wish you knew a way to reach every struggling reader?
Laura was a teacher just like you.
She tried hard and put all her energy into her first grade class in her low-income, rural school. Most of the class flourished.
However, a couple of students just weren't making their benchmarks in reading.
Trinity especially stuck out.
She was difficult to manage and not improving in reading. The day she tried to strangle another first grader on the ground and was suspended seemed especially bleak. :(
Then Laura learned a handful of activities that she began using with Trinity...
Trinity immediately began to improve her decoding:
She went from reading just 37 words-per-minute (wpm) to over 60 wpm--in less than 2 weeks!
Other reading sub-processes improved, allowing Trinity to jump from a primer level to the first grade level
in just 1 month.
Laura was hooked! She said:
"But once I began...working with her...now she was excited about reading. I could not keep her away from books! I would actually find her reading books during other lessons, and we had to really work on that because, if nothing else, there was a love of reading that had developed in her and that was awesome. And she was really above the level that she was supposed to be when she left my class....
She was one of my top students."
Or, perhaps you are just too overwhelmed by the literacy needs of your entire class to even THINK about the unique needs of your weakest reader.
Your district keeps piling on the standards, expectations, pacing guidelines, and professional development. And that's just for literacy!?!
Feeling overwhelmed by the demands for phonemic awareness, phonics, handwriting, spelling, decoding, high frequency words, writing, comprehension, & vocabulary...just to name a few?
Yes, you love your work. Yes, you love the kids. But the hope that "next year" you would capture that illusive "work-life balance" is fading into memory.
You prep, and prep, and think, and search, and prep some more. Teaching 25 different students with 25 different reading needs seems like an impossible, insurmountable mountain to climb.
So many needs! So many Common Core State Standards!
And so many possible activities!
Do you wonder which needs are most pressing?
And which activities will make the biggest difference?
Discover a solution to The Overwhelm. A solution for each struggling reader.
Join the Reading Simplified Academy membership so you can learn the simple activities that accelerated Laura's student and thousands of other students.
Join the Reading Simplified Academy so you can learn how to streamline your teaching of reading.
No. More. Overwhelm.
How amazing would it feel to see that one student you are most concerned about leap ahead in his reading?!?
How amazing would it feel if you could leave work behind before 4 pm and feel great about tomorrow's plans?
Through video lessons & handouts, quickly learn how to teach just a handful of decoding activities. Then download the word lists, activity pages, and reading texts you need for your students. (Yes, that's all you need to teach either beginning or struggling readers, ages preK to high school! Each activity also targets multiple CCSS.)
Learn how to quickly discern every student's main reading need. Match readers with activities and texts without a hassle. Begin each school week confident that you are optimizing each instructional minute.
You are not alone. Connect with other teachers like you, who 1) want to accelerate ALL their students AND 2) have time for fun, family, and rest. Our private online "Teachers' Lounge" is a 24/7 community where you can share ideas, resources, & questions.
No more drive-by professional development. Dr. Marnie Ginsberg is in our private online "Teachers' Lounge" most weekdays to answer every question or dilemma you pose. This is what PD should be! The answers you want, when you need them.
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8+ hours of video instruction, including 2 hours of 1-on-1 demonstration lessons. Monthly online workshops & Q&A sessions. A growing, on-demand library of PD!
Over 700 activity pages, games, & texts for kids, for grades K-5. Easily adaptable to any literacy curriculum & meeting multiple Common Core State Standards. No more endless Teachers Pay Teachers spending, printing, and prepping for reading!
24/7 online community of like-minded professionals, learning alongside you: sharing of ideas and materials that align with Reading Simplified. Ask and receive support from other teachers as well as reading coach, Marnie.
I once struggled with teaching reading too...
I'm Dr. Marnie Ginsberg, and I've been a classroom teacher just like you. I paid attention in my education classes and got good grades.
But when I began teaching on my own, I realized I didn't really know how to teach EVERY child how to read.....
....And I didn't like it!
Like you, I became a teacher to make a difference!
Dr. Marnie Ginsberg playing the Reading Simplified game, Switch It.
So, I pursued a life-long quest to learn how to teach reading more easily and effectively.
Through lots of...
I found which activities yielded big results for students...and which didn't.
Next I worked in university classrooms and with classroom teachers in 8 states to share lessons that packed a
Along the way, I keep learning how to streamline the task of teaching reading.
Finally, I developed the Reading Simplified approach to teaching beginning or struggling readers of all ages. With the Reading Simplified Academy, I am eager to collaborate with you about a research-based, yet non-mainstream, approach to reading. An approach that will accelerate readers of all levels AND will give you more peace of mind.
Hundreds of Differentiated Student Resources
Reading Simplified definitely accelerates learning with activities that simultaneously integrate multiple processes at once and provides built-in review. The Streamlined Pathway, that integrates sounds, length of words (CVC, CCVC, MS, etc.) Fry words, and fluency, is a grand way to put it all together to move students forward.
The program is simply and masterfully put together.
Snag these bonuses now to ensure all your problems implementing the Reading Simplified techniques are readily addressed. Enjoy easy-to-access, ongoing, online professional learning that targets the needs of just our community.
An average user will spend 1-2 hours per week, including the video & time with student for practice, for a total of 6 weeks. Some will finish sooner. Some will take longer.
Then the community and ongoing monthly professional learning workshops will help you continue to develop your ability to meet each student's needs in the simplest, most effective way.
Based on my experience (Marnie's) with hundreds of teachers, I designed the Academy to optimize & accelerate your learning. Most modules follow this cycle:
1) Watch videos to learn the new activity,
2) Prep materials for that activity,
3) Try out new activity with at least one student,
4) Reflect and respond in Teachers' Lounge forum,
5) Take quick online quiz to advance to next module.
This cycle of learning helps keep you accountable to truly learn the Reading Simplified approach and ensures you get solutions to your questions and comments in the Teachers' Lounge as you need them. Instead of drive-by PD, the Academy provides individualized, on-demand professional learning in community.
For as long as you continue your monthly membership! For far less than the price of a workshop or conference that you have to travel to, 1) you will not have to leave your home, yet 2) you will discover far-more efficient reading activities, 3) you will get every question answered promptly, & 4) you'll have more time for yourself.
Yes! Please email us at
admin (at) readingsimplified (dot) com
with your requests.
Anytime. Only pay for the current month or year. No contracts or year-long obligation unless you purchase the discounted yearly plan. We do require that you request a cancellation 2 business days before your next bill. Just email admin (at) readingsimplified (dot) com for cancellation requests.
Absolutely! We will routinely be adding to our student resources. In addition, other community members will add materials in the Teachers' Lounge forum that will be for all to share.