Teacher Workshops

NEW! Dazzle Them With Digital

Melissa Forney has put together a cutting-edge, new workshop utilizing a tool that almost everyone has available to them...the digital camera! Learn how to prepare outstanding projects for your classroom using a digital camera. Melissa has exciting activities to share with you in her Dazzle Them With Digital workshop including math, science, reading, writing, spelling, geography, centers, following directions, addressing exceptional students' needs, parental involvement, healthy eating, reader's theater, team-building, and more. This workshop was piloted recently at the Miami Dade Reading Council and was praised as Melissa's best workshop to date!


NEW! Melissa Forney's Reading Extravaganza

World famous writing teacher Melissa Forney is now offering training in reading! Teachers everywhere have been asking for Melissa to teach reading for years. This fabulous new training is the result. Learn how to ignite a passion for reading in your students with countless exceptional ideas that could only come from Melissa Forney!


Razzle Dazzle Writing Workshop 3-8 

So...your students are getting fairly good scores on their writing assessment tests...but you want to know how to kick those scores up into the stratosphere. Book a Razzle Dazzle Writing Workshop and watch those scores soar! Melissa Forney shows teachers how to use a series of mini-lessons to teach the 50 skills designed to help your students achieve the HIGHEST SCORES.


Primary Pizzazz Workshop K-2 

Teaching the emergent writer requires specific strategies geared towards children who are learning to put thoughts on paper for the first time. Melissa Forney presents new strategies of teaching writing that involve all learning styles, geared towards helping tiny writers achieve success. Great fun! 


Oh, the Words They'll Use! K-5

Join author and teacher-trainer Melissa Forney for sizzling strategies and hands on ideas to turn your K-2 or 3-5 students into vocabulary experts. Raise their IQs and turn your classroom into a successful "think-tank" where words infuse every experience and each one of the five senses. Grouping your word wall words in thematic "chunks" is the way to go if you want to see your students' writing take-off like never before. This workshop demonstrates creative, researched-based ideas for thematic word walls, word games, vocabulators, and much, much more.


How to Score More Than Ever Before Without Calling 911 3-5

Is it possible to prepare students for formal writing assessment AND to have positive, joyous learning experiences at the same time? The answer is YES! Join author and teacher-trainer Melissa Forney for a jam-packed session of ideas, manipulatives, and how-to-score-high tips. If you're stressed out about teaching writing, if you want your students to SAIL TO THE HEIGHTS, this workshop is for you!


Abracadabra: Classroom Magic That Will Transform Reluctant, Struggling, or At-Risk Writers into Writing Superstars 2-5

If you've been frustrated trying to teach writing to kids who have little history of success, then this workshop will leave you excited and eager to race back to your classroom. An in-depth look at best practices, results-based teaching, and ideas that really "rock the world" of reluctant writers.

What's New?


The student paperback edition of The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain is now available in our web bookstore. Follow Teddy on her adventures as she travels into Florida on a covered wagon in 1892.  New friends, new sights, new animals, new family...these are all part of her astonishing journey. Come be a part of this award winning story.

New Material!

Melissa is now offering educational materials on TeachersPayTeachers.com at her new store, Melissa Forney's Teacher Spectacular.

Materials include stimulus texts with writing examples, reader's theaters, reading texts, Paraphrase Pickles, Convention Carrots, Citing Celeries, Powerpoint Presentations, manipulatives, foldables, and FREE materials as well.





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.

Now 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!