Dr. J. Richard Gentry

Dr. J. Richard Gentry is an acclaimed author, educational consultant and researcher, and is recognized for his groundbreaking work in literacy education for Pre-K to second grade children. He holds a Ph.D in Reading Education from the University of Virginia and directed the Reading Center during a sixteen year career as a reading education teacher at Western Carolina University. He is the author of The Literacy Map: Guiding Children to Where They Need to Be (Mondo Publishing), My Kid Can’t Spell (Heinemann), Breakthrough in Beginning Reading (Scholastic), and Step-by-Step Assessment Guide to Code Breaking (Scholastic). His next book, Raising Confident Readers: How to Teach Your Child to Read and Write, focuses on neurological insights into child development and offers a variety of research-proven activities to move your child through five phases of literary comprehension. It will be released by Da Capo Press.