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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Mary Beth Allen is an outstanding presenter with years of experience in teaching grades 3-6 students. Because of her practical yet innovative approach to reading instruction, Mary Beth has received rave reviews at both national and regional conferences. She is also the author of Strengthen Your Students’ Reading Comprehension (Grades 3-6), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. You’ll find Mary Beth’s seminars to be lively, fast-paced and filled with countless ideas, strategies and activities you can use immediately in your classroom.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“A fast-paced day, full of use it tomorrow ideas!”
– Kathy Groves, Professional Development Teacher

“Fantastic! I was so impressed, pleased and learned so much! My students will be so happy I came to this seminar!”
– Suzanne Balbo, 3rd Grade Teacher

“Great day! I learned many practical ideas that will be used for my upper grade students. Mary Beth did a wonderful job modeling and explaining how to use the strategies.”
– Maria Lorena Grisanti, Title I Teacher

“Thank you, Mary Beth, for providing authentic strategies to use for teaching comprehension – strategies that are flexible and work with all textual genres!”
– Gloria Armend–riz, Professional Development Teacher

“Mary Beth is a fabulous presenter! Her knowledge (depth and breadth) coupled with her enthusiasm is uplifting! A very informative and energizing seminar!”
– Sheryl White, Director of Staff Development

“What a gold mine this seminar is! I now have new ideas for guided reading, shared reading, read-aloud, and for all of my balanced literacy programs.”
– Valerie Espinoza, 5th Grade Teacher

“Lots of great ideas about comprehension! What a wonderful day!”
– Mary Newman, 6th Grade Teacher

“I truly enjoyed and appreciated Mary Beth’s presentation. She provided a plethora of useful ideas to take back to my teachers!”
– Beverly A. Carter, Reading Specialist

“I really enjoyed today! Every practical activity that you presented I can take back to my classroom!”
– Melissa Carroll, 4th Grade Teacher

“Very useful information! There are so many wonderful ideas I want to try immediately!”
– Kara Payne, 5th Grade Teacher

“A+++! An informative seminar with useful and interesting ideas to take back to my classroom! Mary Beth is a great presenter – she kept my attention the entire day!”
– Jess Erwin, 3rd Grade Teacher