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J. Richard Gentry Ph.D.
Here’s a quick check to see if a child who is just entering second grade has achieved grade level literacy expectations supported by developmental cognitive science.
Do you know if your kindergartner or first grader is developing as expected as a reader, writer, and speller? Check these K-1 literacy milestones.
Teaching spelling explicitly is a workable solution for addressing the current problem of reading failure in America. Spelling for learning to read begins in kindergarten.
Do you want to know if your first-grade child or student is on track for learning to read? Find out with a close look at the child's writing.
Want to know if your kindergartner or a kindergarten student is making progress on the pathway to literacy? Here's what you need to find out.
Do you want to know if a child is missing essential foundational literacy skills? Reading science and common sense come together in these quick assessments.
America can fix an epidemic of failure surrounding dyslexia by teaching foundational reading, spelling, and handwriting skills.
It's time for reading scientists and educators to share knowledge and inspire change.
Research says teaching spelling explicitly in a grade-by-grade curriculum is a solution for helping all children become better readers.
Can babies/toddlers really read? Don't be skeptical. A mom from India shares her remarkable story and shows you how it's done.
Cognitive psychologists are among those leading a revolution in reading education based on science. This is a call to action to save struggling readers.
Some reading scientists and educators are innovating and reinventing themselves during the COVID era. Will technology and long-distance learning lead to new education solutions?
If you work with children symptomatic or diagnosed with dyslexia, here's new information from the science of reading.
Are you sequestered at home, trying to teach a preschooler, or are you a homeschooler or a teacher honing your skills? This research will help.
Parents, teachers, and pediatricians should partner in checking for early signs.
Here's how to end the Reading Wars and provide better reading instruction and higher reading scores in the U.S. Cognitive science, neuroscience, and the media are leading the way.
Do you sometimes feel inarticulate, have trouble recalling names, or struggle with directions? You may want to learn about dyslexia.
As reading scores and textbook funding for spelling plummet in Texas science says spelling knowledge builds the reading brain. Read about the Houston Chronicle's investigation.
The past two decades have brought giant leaps in our understanding of how the reading brain works yet these findings have yet to make there way into the classroom.
These silver bullets for attaining higher reading scores are neither a magic nor miraculous fix, but the science-based solution to a twenty-year old problem.
Are beginning reading and writing teachers in your schools using these two science-based techniques? They should be!
Paying attention to science can increase reading scores in America.
School gun violence has struck this American family twice: A gut wrenching account of what it’s like for a parent and a mother’s plan for stopping the carnage.
My recent school visits, current reports of failing schools, and testimonies from teachers and administrators reveal a harmful gap between research and spelling instruction.
Building word permanency in the brain is a gift to a child for a lifetime of reading and writing.
Here's part of the solution to a big problem in American education.
Two decades after the National Reading Panel and the National Early Literacy Panel left out spelling reading scores have plummeted! Spelling is the missing link to literacy!
Years of best practices by exemplary teachers in kindergarten and Grade 1 are now supported by the latest research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience.
Two Canadian researchers have proven what exemplary kindergarten and first grade teachers have been doing for years to create successful readers by the end of first grade.
Spelling errors tweeted within the Trump administration raise the issue of why spelling matters. Spelling needs to be taught!
J. Richard Gentry, Ph.D., is an expert on childhood literacy, reading, and spelling. He is the author of Raising Confident Readers: How to Teach Your Child to Read and Write—Baby to Age 7.