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ATTENTION, ATTENTION!! One-day writing conferences on the 2016 FSA Writing Tests

Dr. Melissa Forney will be offering two one-day conferences in Orlando on October 3, 2015 and October 24, 2015. See below for more details.
Writing Strategy


Dr. Melissa Forney's 2015 One-Day Writing Training for Teachers of Grades 3 - 8


Click the link below to sign up!

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Melissa Forney, EdD, will be presenting two one-day conferences focused specifically on the new Florida Standards Assessment writing test for 2016. The materials presented will be identical for either conference date so you only need to choose which weekend will suit you best. The ideas presented will include:

  • Stimulus text
  • Writing: Opinion (Grades 4-5)
  • Writing: Argumentative (Grades 6-8)
  • Writing: Informative/Explanatory (Grades 4-8)
  • New 10 point rubric (4-4-2)
  • What are the scorers looking for
  • Utilizing a stimulus text for a written response
  • Conventions (punctuation, capitalization, sentence formation, and spelling)
  • Paper-based vs. Computer-based testing
  • Online practice test

These writing component workshops will be presented on Saturdays, October 3 and 24, 2015, from 9 am-5 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn Lake Buena Vista Orlando. The cost for either conference is $175. Note that these are the same conferences that we offered this past summer on July 17 & 24. Please register early as similar conferences last year were sold out. Seating is limited at this location. You may register online here at www.ForneyEducational.com, by email at forneybooks@aol.com, or by calling the office at 386-956-7279. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at one of these conferences.




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.

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