NMIRA State Reading Conference 2014
Dr. Janet Allen to Keynote NMIRA State
Dr. Janet Allen is an internationally acclaimed authority on literacy and is one of the most sought-after literacy presenters in the country. Janet Allen is one of the most prominent and outspoken literacy advocates in the country. She is recognized for her comprehensive work in reading education. Dr. Allen offers an array of classroom-proven ideas and techniques she has developed from her 25 years of experience in education. A former elementary school teacher and university instructor, hundreds of teachers attend her seminars each year. She is the author of numerous best-selling books on literacy and is the recipient of several teaching awards. Her books Words, Words, Words: Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12 and Yellow Brick Roads: Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading have been praised by elementary and secondary school teachers, education professors, adult literacy teachers, and ESL instructors. Other books include: Tools for Teaching Content Literacy and Inside Words advocates,
Dr. Allen lives in Orlando, Florida. She is now a full-time researcher, writer, and consultant in
schools and districts involved in rethinking their approaches to literacy and learning.