Professional Staff Development
The Why, What, When, & How of Kid Writing
Participants (K-8 teachers) learn how to get started
with Writing Workshop.
Why Spelling Will Be Hot in 2023-2024
Good readers can spell.
Poor readers don’t spell words very well.
That’s why explicit spelling instruction is essential.
We want to understand both the SCIENCE and some HISTORY of how best to teach literacy along with
BEST CLASSROOM PRACTICES!
How can we help kids overcome dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.
With a career in literacy education spanning 5 decades, Richard Gentry has seen it all. Starting out as a public school teacher (grades 3, 4, & 5) to becoming a full professor at Western Carolina University, to authoring 16 books and two textbook series, Richard is among one of the most sought after literacy experts in the nation for staff development. His researched based and groundbreaking workshops on the science of reading, kid writing, explicit spelling instruction, dyslexia and others have been attended by tens of thousands of teachers, administrators and parents. Richard brings in-depth knowledge and functional expertise with a holistic perspective teachers for teachers to take back to the classroom.
For more information, Contact Richard for specific details to customize your Professional Development Workshops needs.
Dr. Gentry offers 4 customizable literacy workshops. In addition, he can work with you to develop an effective Professional Development Workshop that will focus on the special needs of your school or district. For more details click of the name of the workshop or Contact Richard with your questions, concerns and to discuss having him assist you in achieving your goals.