Dr. Melissa Forney is a nationally known educational and motivational speaker for teachers, administrators, and students. Her seminars, characterized by cutting-edge information and humorous stories, consistently receive the highest evaluations.

What's New?

Scroll down to check out the THREE new Summer conferences being offered - a Make 'n Take Extravaganza, a Two-Day Writing Conference, and a Children's Authors Conference!

Make ‘n Take Extravaganza!!!

Make and Take Extravaganza

Teachers of Grades K-8

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Common Core
  • Florida Standards



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9:00AM - 5:00PM

Bring your camera! Strike up the band! Come to a one-day Make ‘n Take Extravaganza that will give you hands-on, innovative, creative ideas to turn your classroom into a wonderworld of learning. Leave with dozens of samples, examples, templates, ideas, photos, and projects.

Research shows children learn and retain better experientially with manipulatives. This entire day will be devoted to making those manipulatives, exchanging ideas, and discussing how to implement hands-on learning into your daily teaching. Don’t miss this terrific opportunity! Melissa Forney is an educator, author, presenter, curriculum developer, and flip-flop goddess..


Two-Day Writing Training on NEW Florida Standards Assessment

Writing Strategy


Melissa Forney's 2014 Two-Day Writing Training for Teachers of Grades 3 - 8


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9:00AM - 5:00PM

Text-Based Writing Stimulus, Prompt Guidelines, and Practice Prompts for the 2015 FSA Writing Assessment Tests

  • Opinion/Argumentative Writing
  • Informative/Explanatory Writing
  • Writing to Prompts
  • Editing Tasks for Grammar
  • Editing Tasks for Spelling
  • Editing Tasks for Punctuation
  • Sizzling Vocabulary
  • Penmanship Improvement
  • Response Writing
  • Higher Order Thinking Skills
  • Analytical Response to Reading
  • Text Organization
  • Sentence Structure
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Using Prior Knowledge
  • Florida Standards

Dr. Melissa Forney has worked with thousands of teachers and students to teach great writing and critical writing improvement strategies. She is the author of Dynamite Writing Ideas, Razzle Dazzle Writing, Writing Camp, Primary Pizzazz Writing, Writing Superstars, Writing Menu and Picture Speller for Young Writers.


Melissa Forney's 2014 Children's Authors Conference

Melissa Forney


Melissa Forney's 2014 Children's Authors Conference


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9:00AM - 5:00PM

Have you dreamed of becoming a children’s author? Now is your chance to learn the basics! Join author Melissa Forney at her home in DeLand, Florida for a two-day workshop that will help you on your way to being published. All workshop materials will be provided, as well as breakfast and lunch both days. We will discuss picture books, alphabet books, non-fiction, chapter books, poetry, early readers, books for young adults, current trends, and query letters in an environment that is friendly, comfortable, and uplifting.

Author of:

  • Writing Superstars
  • Razzle Dazzle Writing
  • Primary Pizzazz Writing
  • Dynamite Writing Ideas
  • The Writing Menu
  • Writing Camp
  • The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain (Teacher Edition and Student Edition)
  • Teddy Bodain’s Adventure Quest
  • A Medal for Murphy
  • Melissa Forney’s Picture Speller
  • Oonawassee Summer

Now Available

Young Write's Survival Kit

Free download available


Listen to "The 12 Steps Cowboy Style" song from her 2011 Summer Conference Series!


New Workshops Available!

Melissa has two new workshops -- find out more!

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